Betty Rendón is a candidate for ordination who is also enrolled as a student at the Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) in their Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program. She has been serving in a pulpit supply capacity since March of this year at Emaus-ELCA, and she was granted Synodically Authorized Minister status by Bishop […]

What is Cultivating Vitality? Cultivating Vitality is an opportunity to work in partnership with the Northeastern Iowa Synod and other congregations to grow in discipleship through training, prayer and support.   Is this another One-Size-Fits-All program from Churchwide? No.  Cultivating Vitality is a two-year process that brings together congregation members and rostered ministers to learn […]

Are you wondering what the next step is for your congregation? Are you looking for ways to prioritize your mission goals and develop a strategy to move forward with those goals? Would you like to learn ways congregation leaders and members can work together to reach out more effectively in your community? Would you like […]

Anita graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. in Biology/Zoology. Raised in the Roman Catholic Church, Anita learned about Martin Luther and found her faith struggles were very similar to his. Drawn to its emphasis on grace, she joined the Lutheran Church. Anita raised three children, was a hospital volunteer, biology teacher, and coach, assistant […]

  It’s no rumor…the helicopters are here…..              …389 workers arrested…              …….“Pablo, take care of my children.”                      …..Tell anyone who is afraid or alone to come to St. Bridget’s.                            ………Postville Church Offers Refuge.                                    ……Give us courage, Give us hope…Give us love.. The litany read at “The Summons,” an Interfaith Prayer Service […]

Sue is a TEEM Candidate serving Zion, Alta Vista and Immanuel, Lawler. Sue attended Wartburg College for two years for physical therapy and then decided to change directions and went to the University of Iowa for dentistry.  She was a dental hygienist for 40 years and retired in 2017. Then she decided to go another […]