Matt Riegel, chaplain of the Lutheran Campus Ministry at West Virginia University, Morgantown, made the 1,676-mile trip to the Churchwide Assembly on a vintage motorcycle purchased for $1,200 at a garage sale.
He wanted to raise funds for and draw attention to Lutheran Campus Ministry, which has undergone cuts.
More than 50 people pledged between one cent to $1 per mile with a 1,000-mile cap. Riegel said he raised $8,000.
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