Mike Walag is a graduate of Drake University and Truman State University.  He is a retired choral director of 42 years in the Des Moines Public Schools, including McCombs Middle School, Roosevelt and Lincoln High schools.

Mike’s association with Wakonda began during his senior year of college, when he accepted the job of choir director.  He has held that position during several different occasions over the last 40 years.  In 2012, Mike accepted the job of organist and has enjoyed this new position and responsibilities.

Mike and his wife, Elizabeth, were married at this church and are the parents of two adult children, Katie (Seattle) and Andy (Emmetsburg).