Emily Barz (center) received her 2013 $1,000 Iowa District East (IDE) LCEF Scholarship at her home congregation on Sunday, January 5, 2014. A member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa and a senior at Concordia University - Nebraska in Seward, Barz is pursuing a Lutheran teaching degree. "Emily is well deserving of this scholarship," said Iowa Districts LCEF VP Carole White. "It is a joy to support our young people in the church as they pursue their educations. Following her student teaching this semester, Emily will graduate and go on to teach in Shanghai, China for a year." Pictured above with Emily are her parents and siblings following the service.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) - upper midwest districts serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. LCEF is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers LCMS members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time. www.lcef.org