Today we celebrate the 25 years (yes, you read that right, 25 years!) of service Loren Larrabee gave to Lutheran High. Over those 25 years, his responsibilities have run the gamut. He taught PE, Health, Christian Sexuality, Strenght Training, and Pre-Algebra at the Denver Lutheran campus. He’s coached football and basketball - both at the Denver campus - and served as the Athletic Director at both campuses. Most recently, he was the Director of Campus Activities.
Mr. Craig Parrott has spent more than fifty years in schools and jokes that he still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up! But once you get to know him, it’s clear that God has gifted him with the passion and talents to teach God’s Word to high schoolers. LuHi is very happy to have our veteran Theology teacher return after teaching twenty-one years at Denver Lutheran High and nine years at Faith Christian.
Todd “Tex” Mueller graduated from Denver Lutheran in 1982 with a passion for art. After graduation, he attended Colorado Institute of Art and earned his Associates in Art Degree in Commercial Arts. He married his high school sweetheart Margie Woller (DLHS class of ‘83) and they have three boys - Benjamin, Kameron, and Andrew - who also graduated from DLHS!
Dr. Karen Riley (DLHS Class of 1980) is currently the Dean of the Morgridge College of Education at Denver University. But her route to get there was a bit circuitous. She received a math scholarship but instead decided to explore an undergrad degree in psychology. After graduating from CSU, she planned to head to grad school, but instead but toured around Europe during the summer and stayed a bit longer than expected. As a result she needed to work for a year before going to grad school. “It was the one spontaneous thing I’ve done,” Karen shares. She got a job at a school working with students with special needs. “That experience changed my life.”
What have you been up to since you graduated Lutheran High?
After graduating from LuHi in 2019 I began my first semester of college at Grand Canyon University studying communications. During my time at GCU I got very involved with the organization Turning Point USA, which is an American conservative nonprofit organization. I became an officer for my chapter, which gave me the opportunity to attend the Western Regional Conference in Newport Beach, California.
As part of her studies with the Lights Leadership Academy at LuHi, student Meghan Otte was stirred to research the fight against human trafficking and implement the anti-trafficking Prevention Project through the Richmond Justice Initiative at LuHi.
We love Christmas traditions. And, we have a lot of Christmas traditions and memories across the LuHi staff family to share! We hope you enjoy reading some of them below.
It’s been about two years since we sat down with you and asked some questions. Is the timing right to do this again?
Absolutely. I enjoy a forum to speak candidly about the big picture of Lutheran High School and all the things we are currently working on.
What have you been up to since you graduated from Denver Lutheran High?
Since graduating from Lutheran high school my life has been one big adventure. I attended the University of Wyoming, where I played as a middle blocker on the volleyball team all four years. These were some of the most amazing memories of my life, and I will cherish them forever.