Erna A.W. Bingenheimer (nee Zempel, 1904-1997) served as a church organist, piano teacher, and Sunday school teacher, as well as a mother of five and a church and community volunteer for many years. She was a founding member of St. John-Angola, New York (LCMS). “She was blessed with a curious mind, a love for teaching, and the joy of sharing music with others,” says her daughter, Dr. Frieda Bingenheimer-Rendahl. “We want to honor our mother for her years of faithful service as an organist and give thanks for her love of music, which she shared with her family and others.”
Scholarship winners have declared an interest in serving in the music ministry of WELS and exhibited the desire and talent for music ministry.