Leadership Message

Dr. Michael Badriaki

from Our Superintendent

The summer of 2022 brought many exciting changes to Lancaster Mennonite as we prepared to bring all PreK-12th grade students onto one campus at 2176 Lincoln Hwy E for the 2022-23 school year. These improvements to the campus propel us into a strong future with facilities that ensure a conducive learning environment for students, support faculty as they curate our new curriculum priorities for students of every age, and make the most of our campus resources.

I am so grateful for the vision and leadership of the LM Board of Directors that brought us to this place. I am also grateful for the many people who keep the vision of Christ-centered education alive and flourishing at Lancaster Mennonite. Together we are creating a school community that is a beacon of hope for the present and the future. Thank you!

— Dr. Michael Badriaki
Lancaster Mennonite Superintendent

FROM lm board chair

Dear friends,


Lancaster Mennonite School has embarked on a new and exciting journey this school year that will strengthen our school and increase the impact we have on our students for many years to come. 

The Board of Directors regularly looks at how Lancaster Mennonite (LM) can best prepare students for life in our complex world while also stewarding our resources and maximizing the use of our campuses and facilities. Over the past few years, the answers to these questions led to the decision to unify all three of our campuses, bringing New Danville and Locust Grove students onto the campus at Lincoln Highway East. We began the 2022–23 school year with every PreK–12th grade Lancaster Mennonite student at one campus. 

We are excited about the opportunities this will present for increased interaction between students of different grade levels and strengthened initiatives in faith integration, outdoor education, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), world languages, music, drama and art. We know our families are excited about this as well! Though changes are needed to the physical space, they will allow us to maximize the use of our facility and staff resources

In addition to the renovations required to ensure our facilities serve the needs of students of every age, some of our most loved campus spaces are in need of renewal as we expect increased usage in the coming years. Your support of the Light the Future campaign will provide funding for the upgrades, improvements and expansions that are highlighted on the following pages. 

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” 

Psalm 119:105

As you reflect on your school experience, the spaces where you spent time growing academically, participating in the arts and athletics, engaging with teachers, deepening faith, and socializing with peers leave a lasting impression. This campaign is a pivotal opportunity for you to make a significant and lasting impression on future generations. Will you join us? 

We hope that, as you learn more about our vision for the future of LM, you too are excited and inspired by both the plans and the possibilities, and that it awakens in you a renewed passion to partner with us in providing a foundation of deep Christian faith, well-rounded education, and rich community for every student. 

Grace and Peace,

Kathy R. Beiler ’85
Board Chair