Welcome Bishop Luers Alumni

Once a Knight, Always a Knight!

Luers Spirit lives on in our vibrant alumni community!

What is Luers Spirit?

It is more than just school pride.

It's the bond which unites us, turning a diverse community of students and alumni into a tight-knit family.

It is the level of excellence toward which we strive in academics, athletics, and arts.

It is the deepest respect we hold for out Catholic faith and education excellence.

it is the intellectual curiosity which inspires us to continue learning, growing, aiming high and moving forward.

It is the little voice inside of us when we walk through the front doors, reminding us who we are.

We are the light of the world!

This is Luers Spirit!

Stay connected with fellow Knights and join us for school and alumni events throughout the year.

Knight Watch

The Alumni Newsletter

Knight Watch

This new monthly e-newsletter highlights notes from the Alumni Board, spotlights Alumni doing great things, class reunions, Luers updates and more!

Did you miss October's issue? Read it here!

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2023 Distinguished and Honorary Alumni

2023 Distinguished Alumni - John Felts '04

Distinguished Alumni

John Felts

Congratulations to John Felts, our 2023 Distinguished Knight Award recipient, a proud graduate of the Bishop Luers Class of 2004.

John’s commitment to and love for Bishop Luers High School was evident throughout his high school career. Most notably he was voted “Most School Spirit” of his senior class! His accolades include captain of the golf team and a member of the Show Choir all four years. He was a member of the football team, Future Business Leaders of America, a mentor, part of SADD, and on the Christmas Dance Court, Kings of the Court, and Homecoming Court.

John and his wife, Allie, are raising their son Jack right here in the Fort Wayne community. In 2019, John was named one of Fort Wayne’s 40 under 40 for his work with Mayor Tom Henry’s office, Young leaders of Northeast Indiana, Weather the Fort, Downtown Improvement District Clean and Green, in addition to all he has done here at Bishop Luers. He and his family are currently active members of the St. Johns Community.

Bishop Luers is grateful for John and his support by continuing to be one of our biggest cheerleaders in the community. Currently, John is the sitting president of the Alumni Association Board, the football team social media and photography coordinator, and can be seen across all the athletic fields and events snapping those excellent moments in time of our students and families. His passion for photographing our Bishop Luers High School events can even be seen through his mentoring of his son Jack, who is often by his father’s side with a camera of his own.

In the Spirit of Bishop Luers we are grateful for John Felts and his family for contributing to the growth and success of Bishop Luers High School.  God Bless your service to God and the Bishop Luers community John!!! 

2023 Honorary Knights - Matt & Susan Schenkel

Honorary Alumni

Matt & Susan Schenkel

We are so grateful for the many people who give of their time, talent, and treasure to support Bishop Luers High School. This year the light of the Luers Spirit has shined on Matt and Susan Schenkel. We are delighted that they have been chosen as this year’s Honorary Alumni Knights!

 Matt and Susan have been active members of this Luers community for many years. They have 7 children, 6 are graduates of Bishop Luers High school, with their youngest, Alex a senior this year. Their commitment to Bishop Luers High School began with their son Matt, who started here in 2004 and graduated in 2008. That is 20 years of volunteering, parenting, and serving in the Luers community. They have been loyal contributors to the band, choral, theater, and sports programs that they so loved watching their children participate in. For many years, Susan was an integral part of Luers Knight, where she was the head of many committees and chairperson for the event in 2008.  Additionally, she served on the development committee. Matt was a member of our Finance Committee and highly involved with the beautification of our school. Together, they put countless hours into our past capital campaigns.

 Currently, they attend mass at Saint Mary’s Mother of God Parish. 

 Matt and Susan truly embody the Luers Spirit.  The mission statement speaks to the values that are held so dearly at this school – dignity, integrity, respect, and responsibility.  They are devoted to their faith, their family, and to Luers.

 We are so proud to announce that Matt and Susan Schenkel, are this year’s Honorary Alumni Knights!! Their light has truly shined out on our Bishop Luers High School Family.

Class Reunions

Cheers to 50 Years

The Bishop Luers Class of 1973 Celebrates Their 50 Year Class Reunion!

More Class Reunions Here

Bishop Luers Alumni Board

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Meet the current Bishop Luers Alumni Board!

President: John P. Felts
Vice President: Adam Monnier
Secretary: Katie Zuber
Treasurer: Ricky Brough
At Large:
Emily Venderley, Beth Peters, Patrick Burkhart
Honorary Member: Joni Kuhn

Bishop Luers Alumni Association Mission

The Bishop Luers Alumni Association serves to foster an engaged and passionate community of Bishop Luers alumni in support of the students, faculty and school.

The Bishop Luers Alumni Board conducts monthly meetings (10 per year, no meeting held in July and December). All meetings take place in the Bishop Luers High School Media Center on the first Wednesday of each month, starting at 5:30 PM. All members of the Bishop Luers High School Alumni Association are invited to attend.

Stay connected to the Bishop Luers Alumni Association by following us on BLHS Alumni Facebook.

For more information or questions about the Bishop Luers Alumni Association, please contact President John P. Felts at

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Bishop Luers Alumni Facts

Class of 2023: 105

Luers Alumni: Over 10,000

Colleges Represented in Class of 2023: 40

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DeOsha Smith - Alumni Director

Hi, my name is DeOsha Smith, class of 2006. I am the Director of Alumni Relations here at Bishop Luers. My goal is to keep our alumni connected with the school and help reconnect the ones who may have lost touch. I am here to help facilitate any needs you may have. Just give me a call!

Do you want to be the Alumni Spotlight or want to nominate a fellow Alumni? Please call or email me!

Do you need help planning your class reunion? We are currently planning reunions for classes ending in '3' or '8'. Give me a call or send me an email!

DeOsha Smith, Class of '06
Bishop Luers High School
Director of Alumni Relations | Head Cheerleading Coach
260-456-1261 x 4103 (office)