The CUWAA Student Ambassadors for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering had the opportunity to share their faith stories with thousands of high schoolers in Houston.

Everyone has a story to tell. Sadly, these stories are often mired with brokenness and sin. Thankfully though, Christ’s story is also our story. He died so that our sins might be covered and our endings rewritten. So no matter what hurts or hurdles we’ve experienced in our lives, we, His chosen, can have peace that we are written in the Book of Life.

Concordia’s 2022 Student Ambassadors for the LCMS Youth Gathering haven’t always had easy stories. However, each will also share that they’re thankful for the gift of faith that was started in them from a young age, the community of believers they are currently a part of at Concordia, and the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

Adam Urban, Lily Adam, Cody Wallis, and Grace Hedtke had the opportunity to share a bit of their stories with thousands of high schoolers this week. Here are their testimonies.

Adam Urban

Campus: CUW
Major: Philosophy and Political Science with a Minor in Legal Studies
Expected Graduation Year: May 2023


Lily Adam

Campus: CUW
Major: Music Education with a minor in Theatre
Expected Graduation Year: 2025


Cody Wallis

Campus: CUAA
Major: Sport and Entertainment Business
Expected Graduation Year: 2023


Grace Hedtke

Campus: CUAA
Major: Nursing
Expected Graduation Year: 2025

— This story is written by Allie Milot, social media manager for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 734-995-7403.

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