Interns Hannah Benedict, Kimberly Cassidy and Katie Slack enjoy playing with Hannah’s daughter Eve at the Northern Minnesota-North Dakota cluster meeting.
Supervisors Sue Koesterman-Peterson and Jim Gronbeck finish lunch at the Northern Minnesota-North Dakota cluster meeting.
Supervisor Steve Bonesho and Interns Paul Dean, Will Starkweather and Durk Thompson visit at the West Metro cluster meeting.
Interns Amanda Ullrich and Kris Isder get caught up at the Southwestern …
Are blue Priuses the official vehicle of choice for ELCA Lutherans these days? Maybe they are in the state of Washington. These four lined up side by side at the ordination of Annette Andrews-Lux at Trinity Lutheran in Freeland on January 19. (Jim Lindus, Luther Seminary Board Chair, is the senior pastor at Trinity.) Word has it that three of these cars belong to ELCA pastors, and the fourth is driven by a person from the NW Washington Candidacy Committee. (photo by Julie Josund)
Intern Lynne Ogren with Julie Josund at Island of Faith Lutheran Church in Wrangell, Alaska.
Intern Neal Cannon, Intern Kayla Monson, Pastor Joel Quie, Pastor Bob Linstrand, and intern LisaMarie Doerrmann at the West Metro Cluster Meeting.
Interns Kristine Isder, Gwen Powell, Amy Swenson and Amanda Ullrich at the Southwestern Minnesota-South Dakota Cluster.
Interns Jeremy Ullrich, William Johnson, Josh Toufar and Michael Buller enjoy a little cribbage during a lunch break at the Southwestern Minnesota-South Dakota Cluster.
Pastor Rick Hoyme, Intern Aaron …
Contextual Learning Deployed Ambassador for Cuteness, Annalies Messner, 3 months old, in her great-great grandpa's baptism gown.
Intern Adam Butler got a cheerful send off from his congregation, Bethany Lutheran in Denver, Colo., with an in-gathering of breakfast cereal and other foodstuffs.
Bonus: Watch supervisor Pastor Ron Gluesenkamp's YouTube video, getting the word out about the plan to the good folks of Bethany.
Senior Launch Event, Sept. 5
Seniors returning …
On May 8-9, about 25 new internship supervisors gathered at Luther Seminary for an orientation to their role as they prepare to mentor students through internship in the coming year.
Pastors Marda Messick (St. Stephen’s, Tallahassee, Fla.), Heather Culuris (Kenyon Area Internship Committee, Minn.) and Marta Poling-Goldenne (New Song, Anthem, Nev.) enjoy a smile at the New Supervisors Orientation.
Pastors Howie Skulstad (Bethany, Minneapolis, Minn.) and Bob Lindstrand (Advent, Anoka, Minn.) …
Oregon and Southwest, WA interns and supervisors playing up the stereotype of Oregon weather at Spring Cluster Retreat. Front row: Laura Stephenson, PLTS; Youngshim Mason, Wartburg; Pr. Dorthy Nielson; Pr. Chris Kramer, Pr. Jon Strasman; Pr. Chris Nolte; Pr. Tom Dodd. Back row: Rebecca Ajer, LSTC; Ray McKechnie, Wartburg, Elizabeth Damico, LS; Stacey Siebrasse, PLTS; Pr. Mike O’Berg
Interns Amanda Schultz and Felix Malpica visit with Pastor Roy Satre at the Southeastern Minnesota …
Systems Theory class
Julie Josund is leading a class on Family Systems theory this internship year. Participants shown are (from left): Malcolm Brown, Matt Maas, Julie Josund, Alicia Hilding, Ben Hilding.
All kidding aside, the annual internship placement meeting of the Contextual Learning staff does not involve a magic Sorting Hat, or the throwing of darts on a map. The staff is sequestered for three days to carefully consider the needs of students and sites, and to optimize the placements …
Row 1: Pr. Mike O’Berg, Ray McKechnie-Wartburg, Pr. Tom Dodd, Pr. Chris Kramer, Elizabeth Damico-Luther, Stacey Siebrasse-PLTS
Row 2: Youghshim Mason-Wartburg, Rebecca Ajer-LSTC, Matthew Anderson-LSTC, Pr. Chris Nolte
Back row: Laura Stephenson-PLTS, Pr. Dorthy Nielsen, Pr. Jon Strasman, Pr. Jim Stender
Southwestern MN and South Dakota Cluster
Interns Jason Darty (Southern Seminary), Bailey Landa, Anthony Christoffels, Stephanie Christoffels, and Lisa Konzen …
Former Deployed Internship Associate Sherwood Glover (right) and his wife Jeanne paid a recent visit to the Contextual Learning office during a driving tour around the country. They are pictured with CL Director Rick Foss.
Brad Doty, Chase Smith, Courtney Young and Beth Krolak talk about their internship experiences during the senior de-briefing and launch event in early September.
Scott Simmons, Michelle deBeauchamp, and Mary Sue Dreier share a laugh during the de-briefing …