Lutherans in the Twin Cities

Eagan churchman honored by LCMS extension fund

Christ Lutheran’s Dale Vogt recognized for exemplary service over 20 years

Dale Vogt, a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Eagan, Minnesota, has received the Fred. E. Lietz Individual Ministry Award. Vogt was honored on November 19 in Orlando, Florida, at the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) annual conference.

The Award honors an LCMS volunteer who invests exceptional effort in the “Laborers for Christ” (LFC) program.

During the past 20 years Vogt has served in a variety of volunteer capacities for LFC, including “Laborer,” project manager and regional consultant. To date, he’s been involved with 232 building projects assisted by the LFC program.

Before retiring and joining LFC, Vogt spent 38 years with a Minneapolis/St. Paul general contractor after leaving the United States Navy in 1949. He began as a carpenter working his way through the ranks to eventually become president and part owner of the business.

LCEF Vice President of Ministry Services Jay DeBeir said of Vogt, “People who volunteer with Laborers for Christ (LFC) come from all walks of life, but Dale Vogt is unique. He has brought construction knowledge, building experience, expertise, and a dedication to the Lord into our program.”

LCEF’s Laborers For Christ program involves men and women who use a portion of their retirement years to work on LCMS construction projects. Since 1980, Laborers have helped complete over 700 projects.

For more information about LFC or LCEF, call 1-800-843-5233 or visit www.lcef.org.