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ben scholer, president of the congregation

Ben is from Carmel, Indiana and a junior studying Computer Information Technology with a minor in Professional Writing. After college, he plans to work as a software developer, and then attend law school to study patent law! Ben heard about ULu from his high school small group leader (shout out to Mizbee!), and it quickly became his college church. Ben has many different interests and hobbies including including growing a hydroponic garden (using water instead of soil), and fun programming projects, The next project he hopes to tackle is adding an autopilot feature to his 2004 Acura! Ben is excited about Church Council and can’t wait to see what they accomplish this year!

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colton lottes, treasurer

Hometown: Loogootee, IN

Junior in Animal Science with minors in Crop Science and Farm Management

I heard about about ULu through Beta Sigma Psi. When I went to church for the first time, I immediately felt like I was at home and felt very included and welcomed. I wanted to become involved because I thought that my experiences as treasurer would help me to understand how to keep proper books, write payroll checks, pay bills, and gain an insight into how taxes were taken care of.

A few of my hobbies include hunting, fishing, tennis, and spending lots of time with my friends.

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susan linson, assistant treasurer

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Profession: Retired CEO of RoadWorks Manufacturing, Inc.

Susan transferred to ULu over a decade ago. She has been an LCMS member since 1984.

She enjoys quilting, knitting, reading, philanthropy, and spending time with her 5 children and 14 grandchildren.

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tim bensen, chairman of the trustees

Hometown: Garden City, NY

Sophomore in Chemical Engineering

I heard about about ULu through internet research.

I enjoy playing guitar and watching the Yankees, or baseball in general.

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john maylath, chairman of the elders

Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Profession: Retired in 2016 from Tippecanoe Schools where he served as a counselor, Spanish teacher, and most recently coordinator of the English Learning program.

Interests: swimming, international outreach, travel, and genealogy

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Aaron korff, board of elders

Hometown: Poseyville, Indiana

Senior in Chemical Engineering

I filled out a religious preference form during freshman orientation. ULu sent me a letter afterwards welcoming me to Purdue and inviting me to a church service.

I enjoy travel, running, and live music.

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Addison Lange, Board of Elders

Hometown: New Harmony, Indiana

Senior in Nuclear Engineering

When I was accepted to Purdue, one of the first things I did was search on lcms.org where the nearest church was.

I enjoy long-distance road cycling, hiking, and playing piano.

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Morgan Moloney

Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN

Sophomore studying Human Services with a minor in Psychology

I was looking for a Lutheran church on campus, and ULu is super close to my house! I came to a service and found out most of the kids from my high school go to ULu too!

I like hiking, kayaking, traveling, and music!


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rachel tonne, welcome board chair

Hometown: Carmel, IN

Junior studying Veterinary Nursing

I heard about ULu through my small group leader in high school. After much encouragement from some friends, I decided to join the church council.

I often spend my free time curled up reading a good book, listening to music, hiking, or baking.

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eli ernst, financial secretary

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grace whitham, financial secretary

Hometown: La Fontaine, Indiana

Second Year Pharmacy Student

I discovered ULu's website while I was searching for a church to attend at Purdue.

I love baking and hanging out with friends!

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christina mussmann, service board chair

Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Sophomore in Food Science

Christina learned about ULu through family members who went here.

Hobbies and interests: Playing the piano, ballroom dance, playing sports, and reading


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chris ridenour, service board chair

Hometown: Laurel, Maryland

Freshmen in Computer Engineering

I learned about ULu from a family member from back home who knew some people who went here.

I’m currently a member of a robotics team and a Grand Prix team.