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Mormon Teacher at Purdue Recognized for 35 Years of Faith and Service

Craig Isenbarger’s journey as a teacher of the tenants and history of the Mormon faith has come full circle, landing him in the place where his spiritual voyage initially began more than 40 years ago — Purdue University.

Isenbarger was not really the church-going type, but after exploring several faiths, such as Catholicism or Bahá’í, he converted to Mormonism in 1971 during his freshman year at Purdue. A girl he was dating at the time introduced him to the faith. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he attended a local service with her.

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