Perhaps the defining event of her childhood, the loss of her brother Ben in a four-wheeler accident, served to show Lentscher the true strength not only of her parents, but also of the Christian community. “I don’t feel as though I valued the Christian community that I was surrounded with until my family experienced this loss,” she said. “It is truly a blessing to be part of such an awesome community and the family of God.”
Lentscher attended Central Wisconsin Christian High School. During her high school years, she heard positive reports from several of her cousins who attended Trinity Christian College. (To date, seven of Lentscher’s cousins have attended Trinity.) Soon she, too, was a Trinity student with positive reports to share.
“When I think back on my Trinity experience, I appreciate the quality education that I received through the school of nursing,” Lentscher said. She participated in nursing interim programs in Jamaica and Africa, which allowed her to expand both her understanding of the world and her mastery of nursing skills.
Lentscher’s appreciation for her Trinity education and her desire to help others fulfill their college dreams have inspired her to give back. Lentscher and her husband have put their financial support behind Trinity, demonstrating their commitment to Christian education. Said Lentscher, “We will continue to support Trinity in the future, and I plan to make a few more trips to campus as we move my sister [incoming freshman Anna Hofman] to campus in the fall.”
Lentscher currently lives in Naperville, Illinois, with her husband Luke. She leads a busy life, working at Good Samaritan Hospital as a nurse while also completing coursework for her master’s degree in nursing. In their spare time, the Lentschers enjoy outdoor activities like snow skiing, spending time on Beaver Dam Lake, and going on evening walks. The couple welcomed their first child, Linnea Joy, into the world earlier this month.