News release

Steve Schrag, principal at Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, IA is saddened to pass on the news of the death of a 10th grade student, Teresa Cardenas, due to a fall at an all school social. Emergency crews worked to revive her but were unable to.  This is a devastating loss for Teresa’s family and the community. The IMS community gathered Saturday morning with pastors and counselors available. IMS has sought additional resources from both private counselors as well as the Critical Incident Stress Management Team from our local Area Education Agency. Please keep the IMS community in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Please pray for Teresa’s mother Mireya, brothers Carlos and Michael, and father Carlos. Please also hold the Torre Fuerte congregation, the First Mennonite/Torre Fuerte MYF, and the IMS community in prayer as school resumes on Monday. May Christ’s peace that passes understanding guard all our hearts and minds in this time of immense grief.