Lutheran South News

LHSS Welcomes Jonathan Butterfield as Principal

It is with great excitement and thanks to God that we announce Jonathan Butterfield has accepted the Call to serve as Lutheran South’s new Principal. Mr. Butterfield is currently the Executive Director at Christ Community Lutheran School, where he oversees 600+ students from infants to eighth graders at four campuses. He will transition to be the Principal at Lutheran South officially in July. Please lift up prayers of thanksgiving that Mr. Butterfield was led to accept our Call. Pray for this transition and for God’s blessings on the future of Lutheran South.
"It is with great joy that I can confidently say that the Lord has led me to serve at Lutheran South. It has been a Spirit-led process that has clearly shown the exciting future of our Lutheran high school, and it is an honor for me to be chosen as the next leader,” Mr. Butterfield said. “The vision of the Board of Trustees, the leadership of Dr. Runge, the excellent staff, and the strong community of supporters is inspiring. This is a critical time in the history of our school, as it is needed maybe more than ever before to be a Christ-centered community of excellence for young people and their families.  I look forward to being the premier Lutheran Christian high school in our community as we continue to expand God's kingdom one serving leader at a time."
Mr. Butterfield is a graduate of Concordia University – Austin. He earned his master’s degree in School Leadership at Concordia University – River Forest. He taught and coached at Luther High School North in Chicago. He also has served as the Assistant Principal at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Orange, California. He has served at CCLS for the past 11 years. His wife, Leanna is the Director of Enrollment at CCLS.
Mr. Butterfield brings a wealth of experience and leadership to Lutheran South. He has a strong passion for excellence and innovative thinking. He also has demonstrated a deep understanding of admissions and marketing and has the skills necessary to help us grow. Mr. Butterfield has five children, Madison, a senior at South, Samuel, a sophomore at South, Hudson, Savannah and Sadie, who all attend CCLS.