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!

Lansing Christian School Invitation to Homecoming 2019

Spirit Week is almost here and the excitement of creativity, competition, and fun is beginning to sprout! As an alumnus you are invited to come home and be a part of the excitement. Invite your former classmates to join you in the Commons for a time of TailGaiting and then join the crowd in the gym or watch the game in the Media Center while you catch up and reminisce with friends and teachers.

Take time right now to view the Homecoming Evite and put February 15, 2019 on your calendar.

Lansing Christian School Class of 1984 Reunion

LCS class of ’84 would like to invite the class above and below as well as staff whom had the pleasure of teaching us 😉 to join us for our 35th class reunion! This FUN gathering will be hosted by Buck & Heidi at:

Hagy Homestead
11111 Center Rd
Bath MI 48808

Sat. July 13, from 11-11pm with lunch being served at 1:00

Food will be “picnic pot-luck style”.
As hosts we will be providing grilled and smoked wild game, table service, water & lemonade.
Please bring a side dish AND a salad OR dessert and your own beverage if you prefer.
We will have proper accommodations to keep dishes hot or preserve cold as the day progresses.
Dinner will be casual “buffet style” with a bon fire in the evening.

We hope you will join us under the big canopy, sitting at a shaded patio table or around the fire pit.

Praying for safe travels for all who come near and far. We’d love to see & “catch up” with you ALL!

Buck(y) & Heidi (DeVries) 517-202-4247 text


The Classes of 1976-1980 Reunion

The class of 1978 gathered together to celebrate their 40th reunion!  Joining them were the classes of 1979-1980.   Among those who came are a group of “Lifers” who attended LCS since Kindergarten.  Thanks to Penny Bellon Imeson for orchestrating this group of Pilgrims and sending in the pictures.

Check out the Alumni group on Facebook to see more.


Lansing Christian School Class of '78 Reunion
Lansing Christian School Class of '77 at Reunion
Lifers at Lansing Christian School Reunion of Classes of '77-80

Alumni Sports Success

Adair Cutler, class of 2017, is shining bright on the Volleyball team at Hope College! Click this to read about her sports success.

Distinguished Alumni Award – 2018

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year to an alumnus who exemplifies integrity and Christian character whether on the job, at home, or in the community. They have also remained loyal to LCS through their partnership with the school in a variety of ways.

Ths year’s recipient of the Ninth Annual Distinguished Alumni Award is no stranger to LCS. Melanie Jabara Seal graduated in 1988 as Valedictorian of her class and has been a part of the school family through for several years since through our music program.

After graduating from LCS Melanie received a degree in piano performance from Cornerstone University. Further education began at MSU however, it was set aside for her MRS degree which she has held for 20+ years. She, her husband David Seal, and 3 children reside in East Lansing.

Melanie’s career in piano performance has led her to play for congregations and choirs at both River Terrace and South Church of Lansing over the past 25 years. She has also accompanied students in solo and ensemble competitions across the state of Michigan allowing her to fulfill her love of classical music. In the Lansing community she has accompanied the community choir, “Men of Orpheus”.

For Melanie, music is a way of connecting the body of Christ together. Her love and faith in Jesus is expressed every time she plays those black and white keys. Her upbringing in a Christian home and the church led her to her love of hymns. It was her mother who passed away early in her life who gave her these words, “Keep your heart focused on Him to guide you through life’s arpeggios of ‘ups and downs’”. Those ups and downs led her to eventually record a CD 2 years ago.

Currently, Melanie teaches piano to 22 students ranging in age from 6 to 76!

The 2017 recipients were Jason and Kristin (Clark) Peters (class of ’82),  2016 recipient was 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.

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Christie Jennings Bishop
Emily Delano Marsh
Class of ’07

It’s been 11 years since these 2 girls were at LCS and here they are together again! Emily Delano Marsh and Christie Jennings Bishop were in the class of 2007. They were neighbours, they were friends. Today they teach in the same school in Houston, TX!

Emily Delano Marsh and Christie Jennings Bishop teaching in Texas

Christie is the mentor to Emily as well as the team leader in charge of 7 second grade teachers. It’s great to see our LCS Pilgrims making a difference in the world for Jesus Christ with their skills and knowledge all over the nation.

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

Memoriam of LCS family that have recently passed away:

Terry Ritter, Lansing Christian School Class of '81

Terry James Ritter, Class of ’81, passed away December 13, 2018. He is survived by his wife Amy; children Josh (Lauren) Ritter of Jackson; Kyler Ritter of Manchester; Kelsie Ritter and fiancé Christopher Beeler of Ionia; sisters, Karla (Jon) Cody of Laingsburg, Karen Leverett of Spring Branch, TX’ grandchildren, Raelynn Ritter and one on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

Terry’s family and friends will gather on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Manchester Chapel. The celebration of his life will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00AM, with gathering beginning at 10AM at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Manchester Chapel. Pastor Jameson to officiate. Burial to follow at Oakgrove Cemetery, Manchester. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wounded Warriors Project or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Michigan Chapter. Please leave a message of comfort to the Ritter family by calling 1.877.231.7900 or sign the guestbook at Click here to see his obituary.


Connie Reeser, former parent at Lansing Christian School

Connie Louise Reeser of Mason passed away late Saturday evening, September 8, 2018 at the age of 80. She and her husband were long time parents at LCS She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ed Reeser, and their children Ed Reeser Jr., Patti Reeser class of ’79, Cheri Case class of ’83, and Tami Rakestraw class of ’84.Click here to view her obituary.

Former Lansing Christian School parent Herm Bushnell

George Buis was a long-time teacher at LCS, along with his wife Janet. Their three children David (’77), Daniel (’78) and Mark (’82) all graduated from LCS  Click here for his obituary.

Marker Years of Graduation

  • 1969 = 50 years
  • 1979 = 40 years
  • 1989 = 30 years
  • 1999 = 20 years
  • 2009 = 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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Upcoming Events

Mon 25

HS Choral Festival

February 25 -8:00 am - February 26 -5:00 pm
Tue 26

All School Information Night

February 26 -7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 12

Psalm Night

March 12 -7:00 pm - 8:00 pm