With the foundation now complete, the ELCA Mission Builders are set to arrive at Lutherdale in May to begin construction on the center sections of the new Lodge. The Mission Builder program is an outreach ministry of the Lutheran Church for over 30 years and has done over 200 projects throughout the country. We want to introduce you to Steve and Carole Schenk, ELCA Mission Builders!
My name is Steve Schenk (Shank) and I am the on-site project manager for Mission Builders and the Lutherdale project. I have been in the construction industry since 1970 as a carpenter, project foreman, project superintendent, and project manager for several contractors in Nebraska.
My wife, Carole, will serve as the liaison between the Mission Builders crew and Lutherdale and as the primary hostess for volunteers that join us at Lutherdale. Carole and I have been married for almost 18 years, and before we made the decision to get married, we talked a lot about Mission Builders. Was it something we could agree on and do together? Obviously, we agreed (kind of like a pre-nup)! We currently make our home in the St. Louis Missouri area.
We have been with the Mission Builder program for 13 years and have worked on projects across the country. Four of those projects have been in North Dakota, three in Montana, and single projects in Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Our desire to be part of Mission Builders is to continue being thankful for what God has done for us. To share the talents God has given us with others as we strive to build and strengthen His church here in this country and to celebrate the joy of hearing the Spirit call from places that need the help of Mission Builders, like Lutherdale.
Respectfully in God’s service,
Steve & Carole Schenk