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Important note: The following listing includes Christian Public Leader mentor sites for Master of Divinity (M.Div.) students from Fall 2014. New sites for Fall 2015 will be posted in mid-August.

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[SITE FULL] Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Address:2561 Victoria N
City:Saint Paul
Phone:651 484-4144

Student Information

What kind of Christian Public Leader student would be right for you:Prince of Peace has strong lay leadership with a missional focus and is theologically moderate with a leaning towards the liberal side.
How many students have you worked with in the past:6-8
How many rising students or seminarians do you work with currently:0
For this coming semester, what is the maximum number of students with whom you could work:3
What is the optimal length of learning for students working with you:2 semesters
Why would this length of time be best:One academic year has a sense of wholeness and completion to it -- for the student and for us as a congregation.

Site Information - [THIS SITE IS FULL]

Site keywords:local/global mission connections community involvement and imagination
What is your congregation or nonprofit organization all about:High values are: music, creative worship, community outreach. We have members across the generations.
Please tell us a bit about your site:Our Sunday worship engages people to live out their faith in their daily lives.
Please tell us what a student can learn at your site:Strengths are a two-pastor staff that will be able to listen and teach from different perspectives, i.e. male/female, 2 years/20 years since graduating seminary, etc. Healthy Congregations principles, i.e. Friedman & Steinke teachings. Strong Lay leadership. Congregation supports same-sex marriage.

Mentor Information: Anita Beste

Current position:Senior Pastor
Please tell us a little bit about yourself as a Christian public leader:I am a 1976 graduate of Valparaiso University and 1995 graduate of Luther Seminary. I have Missouri background through 1976, but my theology and practice has evolved to a much, much broader and inclusive perspective since then. This is my 2nd call; I began in 2001 as Associate Pastor and was called to serve as Senior Pastor in 2010. My colleague, Associate Pastor John Klawiter, is a graduate of St. Olaf (2002) and Luther Seminary (2012), and brings a strong missional focus to our congregation.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself as a mentor of students:I have been blessed with good supervisors and good pastor colleagues and would like to share that practice with seminary students. Pastor John and I would share in the mentoring. We both are grounded in tradition while always wondering how we (and the church) should adapt. Our mentoring would include both listening and challenging, and encourage participation in our congregational life together.