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Alumni Stories

Mark Brown

Regional Representative for Jerusalem and the Middle East, Lutheran World Federation
Jerusalem, Israel

The Lord makes strange days for Palestinians and Israelis, locked in a struggle for the same Holy Land.

"It's easier to be a faithful Christian here," he says quietly. "You're prompted every day to wake up and reaffirm that today is the day that the Lord has made."

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Mary Bosell

Associate Pastor
Burlington Lutheran Church
Burlington, Wash.

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.

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Jeannine Brown

Assistant Professor of New Testament
Bethel Seminary
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.

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John Nelson

Senior Pastor
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Hopkins, MN

"Following college I had two choices, go to seminary or move to Vail, Colo., and be a ski bum-- I went to Vail." But God's call followed him there.

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Jon Campbell

The MSM program really gave me a sense of vocation.  I grow as a person of faith as I do what I love.

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Christian Holleck

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Harwich, MA

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.

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Hal Dragseth

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.

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Judy Reitz

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.

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Paul Nynas

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.

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Kristin Rongstad

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.

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