St. Croix Lutheran Capital Campaign

St. Croix Lutheran Capital Campaign - Strong to Serve"If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." - 1 Peter 4:11

Strong to Serve

Through the years, St. Croix Lutheran has moved from the basement of St. James Lutheran Church in 1958, to a campus on Crusader Avenue in 1960, to its present location at 1200 Oakdale Avenue in 1992, expanding its facilities and programs. By God’s grace, St. Croix Lutheran has remained STRONG to serve.

  • SCL now has the opportunity to provide up-to-date dormitories for an increased number of students.
  • SCL can give students the opportunity to excel in the arts with a new fine arts center.
  • SCL has the opportunity to offer an effective activities schedule and welcoming environment with a new gymnasium and entrance atrium.

St. Croix Lutheran Capital Campaign - Phase 1Phase 1: New dorm to increase occupancy from 100 to 152: $6.5 M

St. Croix Lutheran’s residential housing program has grown to encompass 30% of the school’s enrollment.

The new dorm provides larger and more appropriate living space not previously provided in the former dorms, separate, secure wings for boys and girls with increased supervision, large dining room, recreation area, welcome center for families, and secure entrances and elevators.

Click here to view the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new dormitory, which took place on May 30, 2014. The new dormitory was dedicated on May 29, 2015, and opened in the fall of 2015. 

St. Croix Lutheran Capital Campaign - Phase 2Phase 2: New state-of-the-art Fine Arts Center: $4 M (estimate)

St. Croix Lutheran’s current music facilities were identified as a critical need for improvement when the campus was purchased in 1992.

The addition of expanded music rehearsal facilities, drama storage, make-up and costume areas, visual arts classrooms, and a video recording arts studio will help to fully develop the artistic gifts of our students.

St. Croix Lutheran Capital Campaign - Phase 3Phase 3: Additional gym and entrance atrium: $5 M (estimate)

"Currently, teams must wait for one another, practices are cut short, and students are forced to stay up late to fit in their studies. A second gym would fix this." - Maria Gruetzmacher, Class of 2012

"With improved facilities, St. Croix Lutheran will be better positioned to do what we do best - educate and serve students." - Dr. Gene Pfeifer, President

"God blesses Gospel outreach. “Strong to Serve” is a powerful illustration of God’s guiding hand in St. Croix Lutheran’s unique outreach to young people". - Carl Lemke and Mark Liesener, Phase 1 Campaign Co-chairs

"St. Croix Lutheran will continue to train students to ‘shine’ in the world. Together, we can leave a legacy for future generations, and remain “Strong to Serve.”" - Carol (Endresen) Lemke, Class of ‘64


We Need You.

Please partner with us as we seek to grow in the way that God is calling. 
Pledges and one-time gifts to Strong to Serve can be made on our online giving page.
Letters of Intent may be sent to or mailed to St. Croix Lutheran.

Together, we are  S T R O N G  to serve.


Xita, Class of 2010 Salutatorian, University of Illinois
" I was shy; I would get scared and give up. Through speech competitions and the entire experience of studying at St. Croix, I've learned an insistence on success and perseverance in new things that I try. "
- Xita '10