Iantha Scheiwe was born in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Her family moved to Watertown, Wisconsin, where her father worked with Bethesda Lutheran Homes until 1989 when her family moved again, this time to Austin, Texas. Iantha graduated with an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Valparaiso University and received her MBA from the Bradford School of Management in the U.K. in 2013. After a 10 year engineering career in the semiconductor industry, Iantha was appointed to serve as the manager of Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation’s (CWEF) office in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan. In 2009, she moved with her family to Hong Kong and was appointed to the Executive Director position in 2010. In this role she worked with staff in seven offices in China, Cambodia, and Indonesia, connecting with disadvantaged communities to inspire hope and equip them to thrive. Iantha completed her service with CWEF in April, 2015. From 2015-2017 Iantha served as Associate Director of the Asia Lutheran Education Association.
Iantha now serves as the Director of the Concordia Mission Institute and facilitates mission partnerships with the ministries of the Lutheran Church–Hong Kong Synod. Iantha’s husband, Joel, is an ordained minister serving as pastor of Church of All Nations in Hong Kong. They have three children, Eliada (age 15), Talia (age 11) and Taran (age 6).
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