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This Christian based program has been restoring hope to teens and adults struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for over 30 years.They are housed in the former campus of LBI.


LBI created Mt. Carmel Bible Camp on Lake Carlos near Alexandria MN. Support the continuing programs of the Camp: Family Camps,Adult Camps,retreats,workshops and the Daily Texts.


For donation of $20+ - watch for an email to choose and receive a gift of various GVLC/LBI cd's and dvd.


•   Susan Plankers (Edstrom) (1978)  4/18
•   Barbara Hove (Refsal) (1968)  4/5
•   Dusty Voorhees (1981)  4/1
•   Duane A. Johnson (1970)  3/24
•   Jack Carlos (1985)  3/15
•   Sue Gabrielson (Zube) (1970)  3/8
•   Donna K. Bruns (Beyer) (1975)  3/4
•   Linda Lagg (Steege) (1968)  3/4
•   Claudia Hennen (Claudia Jacobson) (1973)  2/24
•   Joyce Jacobson (Horton) (1975)  2/23
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alabama
15 live in Alaska
46 live in Arizona
5 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
1 lives in Armed Forces Pacific
80 live in California
55 live in Colorado
4 live in Connecticut
1 lives in District Of Columbia
44 live in Florida
13 live in Georgia
3 live in Hawaii
4 live in Idaho
98 live in Illinois
20 live in Indiana
118 live in Iowa
16 live in Kansas
5 live in Kentucky
2 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
4 live in Maryland
8 live in Massachusetts
29 live in Michigan
2,528 live in Minnesota
19 live in Missouri
24 live in Montana
44 live in Nebraska
3 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
7 live in New Jersey
6 live in New Mexico
15 live in New York
15 live in North Carolina
144 live in North Dakota
18 live in Ohio
5 live in Oklahoma
13 live in Oregon
15 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in South Carolina
115 live in South Dakota
6 live in Tennessee
44 live in Texas
5 live in Utah
1 lives in Vermont
11 live in Virginia
55 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
227 live in Wisconsin
11 live in Wyoming
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Manitoba
1 lives in Nova Scotia
2 live in Ontario
2 live in Saskatchewan
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Bulgaria
1 lives in France
1 lives in Japan
1 lives in Tanzania
2,481 location unknown
233 are deceased


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

Welcome to the website of the
Golden Valley Lutheran College
Lutheran Bible Institute-Minneapolis
Alumni Association

"Bringing People Together in the Spirit of LBI - GVLC"

Please join us for the

Register Now!
Click link on left:
GVLC-LBI 100th Anniversary Reunion

Memorabilia (see link in left-hand panel) available at each Reunion!

Legacy Planning

The names and backgrounds for two funds which will represent our joint LBI - MT CARMEL - GVLC Legacy were announced at the August 12, 2017 Reunion.  The Funds are in conjunction with and in support of Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge and Mount Carmel Ministries.  More particulars on the two year (and beyond) Fund Drive will also be forthcoming in future mailings and phone calls.

Reunion photos can be seen on the

"Reunion Photos" Page Link  (Left-Hand Panel above)

For those Alumni visiting the site throughout the year, we will be attempting to add a new item on a monthly basis.  Monthly updates for October, 2016 through July, 2017 are now located on the "Monthly Additions" Page link up in the left-hand panel.  Check it out and stop back for a visit on an (at least) monthly basis:

Click on photo for a short Mount Carmel Ministries, Lake Carlos, Alexandria, MN Facebook video

Mount Carmel Ministries, Lake Carlos, Alexandria, MN

Walk around the Pond 

This is an all-school website, serving the alumni of Lutheran Bible Institute-Minneapolis and Golden Valley Lutheran College. This site is maintained by volunteers who depend on you for information about your class activities. Please encourage your classmates to update their profile and become involved!

Steering Committee (Left to Right):

Gloria (Anderson) McNelis (class of 1969)
Alice (Hofstad) Loddigs (class of 1971)
Larry Boatman (class of 1965)
Ingrid Johnson (class of 1954)
Jan (Opsal) Frederickson (class of 1969)
Nancy (Bay) Rudquist (class of 1969)

If you would like to serve on the steering committee or represent your graduating class, please contact us at    Your support is important and most welcome; your help is needed!

We will gladly help you facilitate and publicize your reunion events. it is easy to learn and use.

Your support will help keep this website active.

Because the web site is not supported through any official alumni office, Reunion attendees as well as the steering committee members have underwritten the cost of maintaining this web site.  And, as we have decided against the external advertising route, your gift will help insure this communication tool will be available for future use.  If you would like to contribute, then please contact

We are working to improve and your ideas and insights will help us serve you more effectively.

We will look for your suggestions!


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WE NEED YOU! Our goal is to locate someone from each graduating class to work on gathering information and coordinating activities for your class. Share the responsibility with a classmate if you wish. This is a fun and rewarding activity, so please let us know who you are!

Is there a name missing? If you notice one of your classmates names is missing, please let us know! We want to include everyone, whether a graduate or not.  Provide the name and the year this person would have graduated. We will be happy to add them.  Same goes for non-student names... just provide us with some information about the person and how they are connected to our school.  Thanks!