Warm greetings in the name of Christ! I am excited to announce that the Strategic Planning Committee is wrapping up its work and by year’s end we will have a comprehensive Strategic Plan to guide us in the coming years. The Committee was comprised of all Walther’s stakeholders: teachers, students, alumni, Association pastors, parents, community members, Board, and staff. Many members wear more than one of those hats! It was exciting to get to know one another better and to dream big dreams and make big plans. There is broad agreement that Walther should focus on its future and make investments so that it can be here to serve generations of young men and women for years to come. Before deciding on our Strategic Priorities, the Committee revised Walther Mission Statement, and I think it is a wonderful encapsulation of not just who and what Walther is but WHY Walther exists.
Walther’s new Mission Statement: “Walther Christian Academy is a culturally diverse and inclusive Christian middle and high school, rooted in the Lutheran tradition. Walther nurtures and prepares learners to fulfill their unique God-given potential through academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service, leadership and enrichment opportunities.” “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ” 1 Corinthians 12:12
I look forward to sharing the plan soon. In the meantime, may God bless you and your family as we approach the holidays.