I've been praying for and thinking about the many new students headed out into various ministry contexts. Of course, I'm thinking of interns, supervisors, lay committees, and congregations getting started together just now. Also, I think of Teaching Congregation students, new to Luther and to theological education, trying to find a learning context to accompany them during years of classwork.
Many of you, dear readers, are NOT connected to a new internship. You might be tempted to skip this
April Winebrenner-Palo is the new Program Administrative Assistant and Teaching Congregations Coordinator in the Contextual Learning Department. She will support all facets of the Contextual Learning curriculum, assist in the leadership of the Teaching Congregations program and serve as the primary contact person for Contextual Learning’s congregational partners.
This is what April has to say about herself:
My name is
Winebrenner-Palo. My academic background lies
Another internship year is about to start. Is your Lay Internship Committee ready?
- Prepare to welcome your new intern and their family, if they have one. Someone from your committee or staff should be appointed to coordinate this welcoming time. The intern will need a contact person who can field questions dealing with basic "getting settled" issues, such as housing and transportation. Don't just assume it's the pastor or other staff member. Make sure you KNOW who's handling this. Be organized.
Twin Cities West Metro:
October 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Richfield. (Steve McKinley)
October 15-16 at Rainbow Lodge, North Bend, WA. (Julie Josund)
October 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Rochester. (Steve McKinley)
Northern Minnesota-North Dakota:
October 22 at Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo. (Chris Scharen)
October 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the
My lovely wife gave me a gift for my birthday that is absolutely driving me nuts.
She knows very well that I love blank journals. Give me a Moleskine and I go to my happy place. And if a pen comes with it, all the better. It is an article of faith for me that a person can never have too many journals or too many pens.
So here’s this gift called “Wreck This Journal.” Every page has an instruction on it. For example:
- Figure Out A Way To Freeze This Page