On August 9, 2009, St. Paul-Seaforth, Minnesota, closed its doors. For 109 years, faithful pastors served the congregation with the gospel in Word and sacrament. In appreciation, the 39 remaining members established an endowment fund at Martin Luther College for the training of pastors, teachers, and staff ministers to serve future generations with the means of grace. All monies from the sale of the church property and furnishings, as well as remaining undesignated funds, flowed into this endowment.
The interest will be distributed in annual grants to MLC students on the basis of need, aptitude for ministry, and faithfulness in the use of their God-given gifts.