State Essay Contest

Because of the educational changes taking place due to the Covid-19 virus, the Council of Federation Presidents have extended the deadline for submitting entries in the essay contest state competitions. The new deadline is May 1, 2020. If you have questions regarding the essay contest in your state, please contact the Federation President or Regional Director for your state found on this page.

If you do not see your state, or you discover your state is not running the contest this year, please contact Rev. Jeffrey Duncan (, LFL Mission & Ministry Director for information on how to enter the non-federation contest that covers the rest of the country.

Thank you for your participation!
The Council of Federation Presidents

Life Ministry FAQs – Check out the FAQs for help in deciding the right approach for life ministry in your congregation and area. 

LFL of Illinois
Rev. David M. Bottorff
Bourbonnais, Illinois

LFL of Indiana
Katie Willman
Marion, Indiana

LFL of Iowa
Rev. Richard Salcido
Ida Grove, Iowa

LFL of Kansas
Jeanne Mackay
PO Box 19302
Lenexa, KS 66285-9302
Cell 913.991.3350
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LFL of Michigan
Rev. Paul Clark
PO Box 317
Fowler, MI 48835-0317

LFL of Missouri
Diane Albers
9718 Lenor Drive
St. Louis, MO 63123-4010

LFL of Montana
Berniece Stulc
409 Bridger View Dr.
Belgrade, MT 59714-3810
406.388.6746 (H)
406.581.3195 (C)

LFL of Nebraska
Bob Saeger
PO Box 183
Waco, NE 68460-0183

LFL of North Dakota
Rev. Chris Brademeyer
109 South 10th St
Oakes, ND 58474-1705

LFL of South Dakota
Kimberlea Lessman

LFL of Wisconsin
Rev. Doug Reinders
Zion Lutheran Church
E9016 Marsha Road
Fremont, WI 54940-8828

Regional Directors

Rev. Jeff Duncan
Mission and Ministry Director

LFL in Minnesota
Virginia J. Flo
Regional Director of Minnesota and National Conference Director

LFL in Texas
Barbara Lane Geistfeld, DVM
Regional Director of Texas
830.935.3415 (H)
830.388.8640 (C)