2012 Distinguished Young Alumni Award - Kyle Wooster

Kyle Wooster

Kyle Wooster is a 1999 graduate of Lincoln Lutheran High School. When asked how his education at Lincoln Lutheran prepared him for what he is doing now, Kyle said: “I had the opportunity to participate in multiple sports and activities, in addition to the educational opportunities at Lincoln Lutheran.  All these things helped prepare me for my life today.  My experience at Lutheran led me to attending Concordia, Seward where I met my wife and received a strong college education.  Today, I feel that Christ has directed my life to be a part of the Lincoln Lutheran family.  I still stay involved with many former classmates.  I am also currently a member of the finance committee and alumni association at Lincoln Lutheran.  In addition, I have been involved with Junior and Senior High basketball for the past 5 years.”

Following his time at Lincoln Lutheran, Kyle went on to attend Concordia, Seward for his undergraduate studies, receiving a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting. He then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for his graduate work and received an M.B.A. He currently works at West Gate Bank in Lincoln, NE.

Kyle is the son of Monty and Karen Wooster. Kyle and his wife Candi, whom he met at Concordia were married just over a year ago. They currently do not have any children, but have two dogs Sam and Rena.

Some of Kyle’s favorite memories from Lincoln Lutheran centered around activities that he was involved in while attending Lincoln Lutheran. “One sports memory particularly sticks out.  Coach Ernstmeyer in his ability to mentor and demonstrate servant leadership in his teaching and coaching.  He coached basketball and cross-country.  The first sport I was able to participate in at Lincoln Lutheran was cross-country.  The team went on to finish as district runners-up and qualified for state.  Scott was the coach and he used devotionals as inspiration prior to events, which was a unique experience.  Before this occurrence, I was never able to see the opportunity to incorporate Christ into sports with my public school background.”