About the University Lutheran Center

The University Lutheran Center in Ames, IA was a combination of the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Iowa State University and Lord of Life Lutheran Church. As a place of worship for both students and residents of Ames (and the greater Story County.) The members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church made the difficult decision to close in 2024. 

Lutheran Campus Ministry is a campus ministry congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a registered student organization of Iowa State University. Devoted to the college community at ISU, we strive to be a place of fellowship, worship, and a “home away from home” for students from all walks of life. Lutheran Campus Ministry began a period of strategic discernment in 2024. During this time, active campus ministry is suspended.  See the full statement from the LCM Board of Directors about this time of discernment.