CHRISTIAN PUBLIC LEADER SITE LIST

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Living Joy

Address:PO Box 70
City:Prior Lake
State:MN
Zip:55372-0070
Phone:612 812 4583
Web:
Email:sbonesho@charter.net

Student Information

What kind of Christian Public Leader student would be right for you:We are working with 1 student currently and would like to host 2 more.
How many students have you worked with in the past:4
How many rising students or seminarians do you work with currently:3
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:Consistency and full contextual engagement.

Site Information

Site keywords:This is a decidedly unique context. Two faith communities (St. Mary Magdalene and River of Joy) combining to birth a new faith community- Living Joy.
What is your congregation or nonprofit organization all about:A faith community rooted in relationships, worship, learning, and service with a bent toward love, risk taking, and child-like wonder.
Please tell us a bit about your site:This is a new faith community being birthed as a mission start and an existing congregation merge and move out of a church building.
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.
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.