Burlington Lutheran Church
Mary Bosell has been on quite a ride since she graduated from Luther Seminary. While she now serves as associate pastor at Burlington Lutheran Church in Burlington, Wash., parish ministry wasn't always the first option in Bosell's mind.
Music Leader & Choir Director
Edina Community Lutheran Church
"I grew up in a congregation that fostered young musicians and have always felt 'right' in that setting," Halland said. His undergraduate degree qualified him for many church music positions, "But I felt ... I needed a stronger foundation of education before I would feel comfortable serving a congregation."
Calvary Lutheran Church
We need great leaders in the church, and I think that, as intimidating as seminary might sound, it's a great experience and they do a great job of preparing us ... Come and check it out and see what God might be up to in your life!
Pastor at Pine Grover Lutheran in Roseau, Minn.,
Bethesda Lutheran & Riverside Lutheran
The Luther Seminary community is formed by a good mix of people who are at different places in their lives and have diverse experiences.
I am from Madagascar ... from a village where the first Lutheran Norwegian missionaries made their station. Active involvement with the church gave me the desire to be a missionary and to be involved in the ministry of the church.
The whole business of call and resisting call is a very real thing. You have to decide if you'll stay where you are or if God is calling you to another place.
Zion Lutheran Church
I am an identifiable friend and confidant, whom people can approach and converse with in the confidence that I offer an empathetic ear and a strong word of hope.
Ph.D., International Alum
I chose to attend Luther because it had a good reputation in the world of theological studies and a large, diverse faculty body made up of well-known scholars. Also, the community was warm and welcoming. The student body was also diverse.
Assistant Professor of New Testament
St. Paul, MN.
Theologically, Luther is a different place than Bethel-- but not that different. Both schools are very confessional and dedicated to the service of the church.
Master of Social Work & Master of Arts, International Alum
From their genesis in Jerusalem, churches have always struggled with how to integrate social and theological concerns. For Olga Auchenbach (MA/MSW 2002), this integration was achieved through a unique program administered jointly by Luther Seminary and Augsburg College.