The Board of Directors of WLI proudly introduce the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Donna J. Streufert Leadership Award, Christina Erdmann. The Streufert Award recognizes one or more female students at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University Ann Arbor (CUAA) whom have demonstrated exceptional and/or unusual servant leadership as demonstrated by Jesus Christ. Miss Erdmann was selected to receive the award for her exemplary leadership at CUW, which includes a $500 scholarship and plaque of recognition on the CUW campus.
Christina Erdmann was blessed to grow up in a loving, LCMS Lutheran, God-fearing family in Chanhassen, MN where faith was always at the center. She attended a Lutheran grade school and high school, and now attends Concordia University Wisconsin. Growing up, church was a place where she learned the value of worshipping along with a community of believers and being fed with God’s word. It wasn’t until college, however, when her faith was truly tested. Going to college was the first time she was a far distance from her family, so solely responsible for attending church and pursuing a relationship with Christ.
Christina truly believes that God led her to Concordia. Her time in college has allowed her to develop a deeper and more unique relationship with God than she had ever had before. He has led Christina to incredible opportunities to lead others, attend mission trips, and participate in ministry work to grow in her faith as a child of God.
After graduating as valedictorian from Mayer Lutheran High School, Christina currently attends Concordia University Wisconsin where she is studying Biomedical Science with a minor in Psychology, pre-Physician Assistant (PA) studies. She is in the process of applying to graduate school and hopes to attend PA school after she graduates with her bachelor’s degree from Concordia. She was awarded the Concordia Presidential Scholarship as a freshman and has been inducted into Concordia’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society.
Christina has attended several mission trips in Mexico, Honduras and New Orleans. In Honduras, she worked with a team that set up a three-day medical clinic, construct a water system and build eco-stoves. At college, Christina has served in leadership roles in campus ministry groups, the Concordia pre-medicine club and as a mentor to freshman students. She is also a volunteer caregiver for a man with disabilities, helping him with personal care and spending quality time with him.
Christina’s mission is to chase her dreams by recognizing her worth as a child of God, and to help others do the same. Above all else, she wants everyone to know how loved they are by our Lord and that they are so incredibly worthy.
Congratulations Christina and God’s blessings on your leadership development and career!
Posted on: May 14, 2018,
by : WLI