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Mission Statement

The mission of Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa is to provide a safe and welcoming space for students and other individuals associated with the University of Iowa. We aim to support individuals in transition, educate leaders, and mentor young adults to integrate faith and life. Our goal is to equip young adults for witness, service, and mission.    

Pastor Sarah Goettsch

Pastor Sarah Goettsch
On February 18 of 2016, Pastor Sarah Goettsch was installed as the permanent pastor of Lutheran Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa. Pastor Sarah was the interim pastor at LCM for about a year and a half. Prior to her tenure at LCM, Pastor Sarah spent 14 years at Faith Lutheran Church in Calamus, Iowa. Pastor Sarah lives in North Liberty with her husband Doug and her three wonderful (and rambunctious) boys.   

LCM Student Board

Lutheran Campus Ministry is a registered Student Organization at the University of Iowa. Our executive board members for the Fall of 2020 are:

Social Media Officer: Amelia Johnson
Administrative Officer: Neva Adams
Outreach and Fundraising Officer: Kelsey Lyons 
Student Inreach Officer: Catherine McKenna
University Relation Officer: Autumn Johnson 

LCM Council

The governing board of LCM consists of a minimum of 9 people from local congregations to act as the liaison between the campus ministry and the Southeastern Iowa Synod of the ELCA.

President: Bob Spenner
Campus Pastor: Rev. Sarah Goettesch 
Vice President: David Venzke
Treasurer: TBD 
Secretary: TBD
Members: Deb DuBois, Dan Kolander, Forrest Meyer, Gerard Strohmer, Bonnie Rubin, Dave Collins, Dave Adams