Master of Divinity, '03
Seminary life presents opportunities to marriage. My wife was very supportive of me becoming a pastor. Her encouragement meant a great deal to me. Though it wasn't always easy, seminary brought us closer and enriched our love for each other.
Master of Sacred Music Alum
In my interactions with fellow students, I appreciated how the community recognizes each other's gifts, whether it is music, youth ministry, social work or something else.
The MSM program really gave me a sense of vocation. I grow as a person of faith as I do what I love.
President, Seraphim Communications
St. Paul, MN.
There is a great deal of noise in the culture that pumps out louder sounds and more active and eye-catching images. There is, however, a deep desire to hear and see stories that connect our heart to the heart of God.
Master of Divinity Alum
Being a commuter student was challenging at times, but there is a gift in being a commuter student because you recognize how unique the Luther community is ... We talk, think, pray and worship together every day. I saw that as such a positive gift so it was a good experience.
The prospect of embarking on a four-year seminary education can be daunting. But imagine adding a four-year undergraduate degree requirement to that. That's what Deborah Hutterer (M.Div. 2004) faced when colleagues encouraged her to go into the preaching ministry.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Studying another belief system has enabled me to come to a deeper understanding of Christianity's unique claims. Faithful Christians are called to love their neighbors, and understanding our neighbor is the first step to love.
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.
Doctor of Philosophy Student
Pastor of Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Hope Lutheran Church
Fargo, North Dakota
For Paul Nynas, both seminary education and pastoral ministry are all about teamwork.