Students at commencement

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Looking for a CPL site? Please review this Site List for available options. Please pay careful attention to the CPL site descriptions: if you are looking for a position in your concentration offering compensation, the description is where that will be listed. After checking out some sites, please select your choices on your Student Preferences Form by August 22.

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Living Joy

Address:PO Box 70
City:Prior Lake
Phone:612 812 4583

Student Information

What kind of Christian Public Leader student would be right for you:We have recently sent our third Luther student off to their year-long internship.
How many students have you worked with in the past:4
How many rising students or seminarians do you work with currently:1
For this coming semester, what is the maximum number of students with whom you could work:2
What is the optimal length of learning for students working with you:2 semesters
Why would this length of time be best:Consistency and full contextual engagement.

Site Information

Site keywords:This is a decidedly unique context. In the summer of 2014, two faith communities combined to birth a new faith community. Recently recognized as a new congregation by the Minneapolis Area Synod, Living Joy is a young and vibrant faith community committed to seeing the child of God in everyone. This congregation is open and welcoming
What is your congregation or nonprofit organization all about:This is a faith community rooted in relationships, worship, learning, and service with a bent toward love, risk taking, and child-like wonder. Best to come out a visit but you can get some insights into who we are and what we are up to by visiting our website ( or our Facebook page (
Please tell us a bit about your site:This is a new faith community birthed from the combining of a mission start and an existing congregation. We integrate developing leaders fully into the life of the congregation and provide space for creative expression and innovative ministry.
Please tell us what a student can learn at your site:Multigenerational learning and service with a focus on engaging the community and passing faith to the next generation.

Mentor Information: Steve Bonesho

Current position:Pastor
Please tell us a little bit about yourself as a Christian public leader:Luther grad who served as mission developer (River of Joy) and pastor (St. Mary Magdalene) over the last 8 years. Devoted to teaching discipleship and vocation as a way of life. Actively involved in developing multi-cultural leaders and addressing racism.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself as a mentor of students:I encourage creativity and initiative with my students. I am highly relational with a supportive style of mentoring and leadership development.