Meet Ken Becker! Son, father, brother, former savings and loan executive, World War II B-17 navigator, proud University of Wisconsin alumnus, person of faith, philanthropist, all describe long-time Wartburg Theological Seminary supporter Ken Becker.
After her mother, Hazel J Knutson, died in 2009, Rev Barbara Knutson endowed a scholarship for students at Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) to honor both of her parents in, what Knutson calls, a “living way.” Knutson’s generous gift is bourne out of her gratitude for the ways her parents grounded her in the faith since…
Carl and Valerie Rausch have deep connections to Wartburg Seminary. Carl’s grandfather, Emil Rausch, was a graduate and served as Wartburg Seminary’s 5th President. Carl also served on the Wartburg Board of Directors for twelve years and the Foundation Board of Trustees for seven years.
Harold and Grace Kurtz call themselves “accidental philanthropists.” Wartburg Seminary now has four endowed scholarships in honor of four generations of pastors in the Kurtz family.