LCS ALUMNI – What’s new?

Do you have a new address or email that needs updated? Be sure and contact us with your new information. LCS desires to stay in touch so that you can be informed about life at your Alma Mater as well as upcoming events for Alumni. Send an email to with your name (including maiden, if appropriate), graduation year, address, email and cell #. We would love to hear from you!

Lisa (Hill) Iverson and Heidi (DeVries) Hay at Lansing Christian School Homecoming

Homecoming – February 17
Join us at 6:00 PM for the girls varsity basketball game and 8:00 PM for the boys varsity basketball game. Between games will be the Homecoming Court Presentation and Combination Choir will sing the National Anthem. During the girls halftime the 2016 Girls Varsity Soccer Final Four banner will be presented and during the halftime of the boys game Parker Jamieson, Golf State Champion, will be acknowledged.

Free admission for alumni and alumni parents. Pick-up your sports pass from the alumni table in the media center. We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming on February 17!

Special Reception for the Class of 2007 at Homecoming
Join us at 5:30pm for light refreshments in the Media Center to celebrate your ten year anniversary. Please RSVP to Cathy Bytwerk.

Distinguished Alumni Award – 2017

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes loyalty to LCS through contributed time, talent, or donations; a high standard of personal integrity and character; community involvement and professional achievement. To nominate someone for the 2017 award, Click here for the nomination form.

The 2016 recipient was Randy Hebden.
Randy Hebden
The 2015 recipients were Jeremy Van Antwerp (Class of ’90) and Bob Isenga (Class of ’63), the 2014 recipient was Rock Campbell (Class of ’69), the 2013 recipients were Heidi DeVries and Buck Hagy (Class of ’84), the 2012 recipient was Chad Mcree (Class of ’80) and the 2011 recipient was Cathy (Bowden) Bytwerk (Class of ’69).Contact
Cathy (Bowden) Bytwerk with any questions.

Alumni In the News:

Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins Invited To United Nations Sports And Social Impact Summit

Hope College’s Elizabeth Perkins is grateful for a prestigious opportunity to learn about other cultures and how athletics impacts their lives. For more information, click here.

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Cal Peters
Class of ’86

Calvin Peters, class of ’86, was recently featured in the Lansing State Journal.


His God journey has taken him in to career paths that have eventually led him in to a career of serving God as an Orthodox monk in Williamston, MI. Click here to read about his story.


Cal is the son of former Superintendent Richard Peters and former Art teacher Janet Peters.

I’m looking forward to serving you so be sure to email or call with any updates or stories of your life. You can connect with me at or 517-882-5779 x302

Cathy Bowden Bytwerk ’69
Alumni Coordinator

Ashley Henderson, Lansing Christian School alumna, class of '12, distinguishes herself at Grove City College in water polo

Henderson ends senior water polo season, graduates from Grove City College

Leaves with the 2nd most career assists in program history

Ashley Henderson, Class of ’12, recently graduated from Grove City College (GCC) in Grove City, PA, where she played an influential role on the varsity women’s water polo team.

Henderson is a four-year letter winner and started every game over four years for GCC, including the 2013 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) D-III Championship Game. As a senior and co-captain, she led the Wolverines with 35 assists to finish with 106 for her career – the second-most in program history. She also finished ninth in program history with 180 career points and ninth with 163 career steals.

An entrepreneurship major, Henderson was twice named to the CWPA “Scholar-Athlete Team.”

At Lansing Christian, Henderson helped establish a co-op varsity water polo program with Williamston and Haslett High Schools. She lettered all four years and earned recognition to the Lansing State Journal’s “Dream Team” in 2011 and 2012.

Lansing Christian School alumna Kaleigh Bytwerk Baker

Bytwerk ends collegiate athletic career, graduates from Spring Arbor University

Kayleigh Bytwerk, Class of ’12, recently graduated from Spring Arbor University where she competed four years in varsity athletics, two with basketball and two with volleyball.

As a senior last fall, Bytwerk had a stellar season for the Cougar volleyball team. She appeared in 93 sets, registered a team high 306 digs, earned 17 assists and served 8 aces. She received Crossroads League All-Conference Honorable mention honors and was selected as a NAIA Scholar-Athlete.

Bytwerk played basketball her freshman and sophomore years, appearing in 14 and 13 games those seasons. She switched to volleyball her junior year and appeared in 70 sets that season.

A psychology and social work major, Bytwerk is the daughter of Wayne and Diane Bytwerk . She married in June to Mr. Tyler Baker of Grand Ledge.

Bytwerk lettered in volleyball, basketball and soccer at Lansing Christian.

Memoriam of LCS family that have recently passed away:

Former Lansing Christian School parent Martin Townsend
July 29, 2016 Martin Townsend left this earth and entered heaven.  He was preceded by his wife, Pat Townsend in January of 2016.  Martin was an avid supporter of Christian education.  His talents behind the camera lens captured some of the early history of LCS.  His skills as an electrician were invaluable as the school parents in the early days of the school were the volunteer caretakers of the facility.  Martin’s 2 daughters were graduates of LCS; Treila Jill Townsend Friar ’68 and Tonnie Joy Townsend Underhill ’69.  Troy Townsend, grandson, also graduated from LCS ’86 as did two great grandchildren, Brittany Townsend King ’11 and Jordan Townsend ’16.    Click here for his obituary.
Former Lansing Christian School parent and board member Neal Bykerk
August 18, 2016 Cornelius John “Neal” Bykerk entered his heavenly home.  Neal supported LCS as a parent and board member.  Several of his children and grandchildren were graduates of the school; Lynda Bykerk Bakker ’76, Lori Bykerk Young ’77, John Bykerk ’81, David Young ’05, Elizabeth Young ’07, Jonathan Young ’10.  Click here for his obituary.
Former Lansing Christian School parent Mick McNamara
Michael, “Mick”, McNamara went to be with the Lord in October. He had been on kidney dialysis and was waiting for a heart transplant. Mick and his wife Annette were very involved in the LCS lunch program for many years. Their children were part of the following graduate classes; Shawn ’99, Ryan ’00, Sarah ’04. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Click here for his obituary.

Marker Years of Graduation

1963 = 54 years (first graduation class.  One graduate living; Rod Bytwerk); 1967 = 50 years; 1972= 45 years; 1977 = 40 years; 1982 = 35 years; 1987 = 30 years; 1992 = 25 years; 1997 = 20 years; 2002 – 15 years; 2007 = 10 years. If any of you are celebrating before the year ends be sure to send pictures and updated contact information. Contact Cathy Bytwerk, Alumni Coordinator.

Click here for Christmas Concert or All-Alumni Reunion photos.

Click here to see photos and descriptions of past reunions.

Click here to view a copy of the Pilgrim Journey.

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Fri 20

No School – Records Day

January 20 -8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Feb 07

All School Information Night

February 7 -7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 11

ACT Testing

February 11 -8:00 am - 12:00 pm