This year’s recipient of the Elora Denker Endowment Fund Scholarship is Andrew Lehenbauer who is currently in his fourth and final year attending Concordia Seminary in St. Louis working toward his Master of Divinity Degree.

Andrew has a long tradition of Lutheran ministry in his family tree. His father, Rev. Ron Lehenbauer, serves as a Pastor at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Lake Ozark, MO. Two great-grandfathers were Lutheran pastors, with his paternal great-grandfather serving as a missionary in Brazil.  Andrew’s mother is Elaine Scheer of Fremont Mich., who was the daughter of an LCMS pastor. In fact, Andrew can count at least 32 Lutheran pastors in his ancestry!

Our church was blessed to have Andrew share the following sermon with us on August 20, 2017.