Rural life

Two young adults serving rural communities receive scholarships from Diocese

The Diocese of Green Bay has awarded post-secondary scholarships to two young adults. They were nominated by their parish leaders for their commitment to parish life and their pursuit of careers to serve rural communities.

Recipients are:
  • Kristen Meyers, Holy Rosary Parish, New Holstein. She was nominated by her pastor, Fr. Harry Berryman, in recognition of her service as a cantor and commitment to the parish's faith formation program. Meyers is studying soil crop science and agricultural business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
  • Joanna Lensmire, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton. She was nominated by her parish director, Sr. Marlita Henseler, OSF. Lensmire has served her parish as a liturgical minister, participated in several mission trips, and has been active in the youth group. She is studying agricultural science at Lakeshore Technical College.
The scholarships were established by the Diocesan Rural Life Committee from the offertory collection at Rural Life Days celebrations. This year's Rural Life Days celebrations were held on April 14 and 15.

More information

For more information on recognition, contact:
Social Concerns office
Phone: (920) 272-8297 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8297
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