A season of thanks

Since the beginning of creation, we’ve seen that it’s not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18). When we’re alone, we’re disconnected. We find connections and community when we gather, with a shared unity in Christ.  

Concordia is a place that creates opportunities for students, parents, staff, and alumni to be connected and part of a community. As a CLHS parent and staff member, I’ve been blessed to experience this firsthand.

Our children have been involved in CLHS cross country and track since 2015. Through this program, I’ve been able to watch my kids create long-lasting friendships. They’ve had coaches who mentor them not only in running but also in life beyond their years at Concordia. As a parent, I have been surrounded by a community of other parents who pray for my kids, cheer for my kids, and genuinely want the best for every runner.

My CLHS community is present within my experience as a staff member, as well. I’m thankful to be surrounded by coworkers who challenge me, pray for me and my family, and are always up for a good laugh. We are a community who listens to and respects one another and works together with the mission of providing a Christ-centered experience to all who are part of our family.

These are just a few examples of my community at CLHS. I know members of our Fine Arts program, JROTC, other athletic programs, and academic programs have shared in the connection and community CLHS has to offer. As we enter the season of thanksgiving, I encourage you to reflect on the connection and community God has provided to you at Concordia and in all areas of your life. 

Wendy Bentz,
Director of Development Services