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 alumna Rachel Porter


Rachel Porter, Class of 2014, as been named to the 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). For more information, click here.

Class Reunion – Class of 1977

Recently the Class of 1977 gathered for their 40th reunion! From left to right in the photo are: Rock Campbell, Lori Bykerk, Doug Gutzki, Ellen Robbins, Steve Whitaker, Marc Emery, Tom Swab, Tim Wesolek, and Tom Simmons. Tom Swab’s comment, “We look good for a bunch of old people pushing 60!” It should be noted that Rock Campbell is not a student from that class, rather he was one of their teachers. Rock is from the class of 69’.

Lansing Christian School Class of 1977 reunion

Distinguished Alumni Award – 2017

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.

This year’s recipient fits the criteria to a tee – in fact it takes two of them to receive this award!

During his years at LCS this recipient gave himself wholeheartedly to the worlds of athletics, music, drama and academia. In 1982 he received recognition for being the first LCS basketball player to achieve All-State status! His wife was every bit as active in school as he, participating in Ensemble, Women’s Choir, drama, and cheerleading.

Desiring to have their children experience a Lansing Christian School education they made the decision to move from Illinois to Williamston and bear the sacrifice of him commuting to work in Illinois where he is an English Professor at Augustana College in Rockford. He has achieved recognition as the editor of Wendell Berry: Life and Work. Often published in other publications, he also loves to garden. As he has been behind the pen and in the garden his wife has been in the world of medicine as an RN at Sparrow. Along with nursing the sick, she mentors MSU students in the nursing program and takes care of the family and their busy schedule. Together they have been growing in their relationship with each other and God to transform the world for Jesus Christ.

We honor you, Kristin Clark Peters and Jason Peters, class of 1982!

Jason and Kristen Peters, Lansing Christian School Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients 2017
The 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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Paul Beckman Ellenwood
Class of ’12

It’s always interesting to run into an LCS alumnus and sometimes it happens right at home!  Such is the case with Paul Beckman Ellenwood, class of 2012.

Lansing Christian School alumni Paul Ellenwook

During Service Week there were a group of students stationed at LCS spreading mulch, pulling weeds, and doing odd jobs around the school.  When I would check in with them I noticed the size of the group had increased by one student and that student was more focused than any others on his job.  Come to find out it was Paul!  Apparently he had service hours to complete for his college and the place to serve was here at LCS.  Thanks Paul for remembering your alma mater and for doing a great job to spruce up the place.

Service Week never ends!

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:

Former Lansing Christian School parent John Roberts
Lansing Christian School alumni Brian Preston

Alumni parent, John Roberts, went home to heaven August 21, 2017. John was an involved parent at Lansing Christian School as he helped with building projects and supplied paint from his store from time to time. Our sympathy is extended to his wife, Bonna and children Carol, class of 74’; John, who attended until 1973 and would have graduated with the class of ’80; James , class of 84’; JoAnn class of 78’.  Click here for his obituary.

Alumni Brian Preston, class of ’80, went home to heaven September 17, 2017. 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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All School Information Night

January 30 -7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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ACT Testing

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Spirit Week

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