Equipped to Engage and Transform the World for Jesus Christ

At Lansing Christian School we live and learn in Christian community, and that community doesn’t end when you receive your diploma. Our alumni are lifelong and important members of the LCS community who are living out the school’s vision of engaging and transforming the world for Jesus Christ in college, in their careers, and in their communities. 

As our alumni (and their parents) experience life after high school we want to stay connected with you. We would love to hear updates on your life: major milestones, exciting adventures, noteworthy achievements, or about how you are serving others. Have questions about alumni events, want to share an update, or want more information on how to connect with Lansing Christian School? Contact Cathy Bytwerk at

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Distinguished Alumni Award


The alumni office is happy to help. Below are some of the ways we have helped alumni plan reunions in the past. Please contact Cathy Bytwerk at to get started.

  • Provide class lists, including available addresses and contact information
  • Assistance with setting up a class Facebook Group
  • Information on local venues and activities
  • Tours of the school building
  • Promote event information in our alumni newsletter and on our webpage

I think one of the greatest things about the LCS community is that Christ is at the center of everything.

– LCS Elementary and HS Family

What my kids are getting at LCS is so much better than I ever could have imagined. The teachers are excellent. They continually strive to be better, to be current with educational research but maintain all that “good stuff” that maybe isn’t as common elsewhere.

– LCS HS Family

We appreciate the caliber of leaders that surrounded our son and modeled Christ-like behavior in and out of the classroom, athletic arena and school as a whole. The friendships he made truly last a lifetime, well beyond when he graduated. He thrived in the LCS environment academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally, but was also challenged at the same time.

– LCS Alumni Family

Students are in an environment where faith is woven into every aspect. So whether they are in the lunchroom, their science class or on the basketball court, God is a part of that. That’s invaluable. That’s preparing them for life beyond school.

– LCS Alumni Family

Distinguished Alumni Award

2023 Laurie Iversen

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. The 2023 recipient of the Annual Distinguished Alumni Award is Laurie Iversen.

Our Distinguished Alumni receipient for 2023 is no stranger to LCS.  As a young girl she came to LCS in the 5th grade and graduated with the class of 1975.

In the fall of 1980 she came back to the school to teach…she had been bit by the bug of being a Pilgrim teacher at her alma mater.  Her teaching career involved classes such as US History, US Government, Yearbook and a variety of other classes. Of course being involved with the LCS history classes allowed her to help lead many Junior class trips to Gettysburg as well as Senior trips to a variety of places but mostly Washington DC.  When not in the classroom she helped produce many plays and musicals as well as helping to paint the sets.

Our recipient has contributed to the community in part by her involvement at  Trinity Church where she has served for many years as an usher and teller. In fact, she was the first female usher at Trinity!

Involvement in the basketball program was also a part of her life as she was often and still is today sitting at the game table as a timer and scorer for the Pilgrims.  Her years of commitment in this role led her to be honored with a Basketball Coach’s Association of Michigan award in 2016.

It is with great joy that we honor, Laurel (Laurie) Iversen as the 2023 Distinguished Alumni recipient.


2020 – Patrick Bisher

2019 – Lars and Amy (Kirkland) Carlson (both class of ’93). 

2018 – Melanie Jabara Seal (class of ’88). 

2017 – Jason and Kristin (Clark) Peters (both class of ’82)

2016 – Randy Hebden

2015 – Jeremy Van Antwerp (Class of ’90) and Bob Isenga (Class of ’63)

2014 – Rock Campbell (Class of ’69)

2013 – Heidi (DeVries) and Buck Hagy (both class of ’84)

2012 – Chad Mcree (Class of ’80) 

2011 – Cathy (Bowden) Bytwerk (Class of ’69).