Born and raised in Fort Wayne, I am thrilled to see the momentum of our strong, growing and vibrant community. Our leaders have shared and continue to collaborate on a vision that will benefit generations well into the future. They actively participate and give back through nonprofit involvement. We have thousands of nonprofit organizations in our area that benefit from such generosity.

When I hear about what our students are doing in our community as they model area leaders, I get excited and feel proud to be a member of the Concordia community. In October, more than 700 students volunteered during our annual service day event. In December, students and staff exemplified servant leadership through their dedication of time, talents and treasures by adopting 32 Christmas Bureau families and reaching 144 people.

In the Greater Fort Wayne area, plenty of opportunities exist to get involved. Community leaders have set the tone, and many of our Concordia students continue to model exceptional behavior. Our students will one day be at the helm as they assume leadership roles. I firmly believe that giving back without expecting anything in return is one of the core values of being a leader and a professional.

Kudos Concordia students for cultivating these traits at a young age!

John Minnich, 
Chief Financial Officer

*This blog was written for, and first published by, Concordia Lutheran High School.