INDIANAPOLIS - Lauren Hacker, a Master of Divinity student at Christian Theological Seminary, was recently named the 2007 recipient of the LIFE (Lacy Institute For Ecumenism) Scholarship.

Hacker, a United Methodist and native of Indiana, currently serves as the youth director at the University Heights United Methodist Church, across the street from the University of Indianapolis. She also has previous experience as an Impact Camp counselor for the North UMC of Indianapolis.

She graduated in 2005 from the University of Indianapolis with a B.A. degree in Pre-Theology and Youth Ministry.

The Lacy Institute for Ecumenism is directed by the Rev. Donald Lacy of Muncie, Ind. Gifts to the LIFE Scholarship Fund can be made to Christian Theological Seminary and sent to Charles H. Webb, Jr., director of Alumni Relations, Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.