Teaching Congregations transitioned to Christian Public Leader at the end of the 2013 – 2014 academic year. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu.

CHRISTIAN PUBLIC LEADER SITE LIST

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The Site List below is for the Teaching Congregations program. In 2014 - 2015, Teaching Congregations will be offered only to students completing their graduation requirements as per the distributive curriculum. This will remain a non-credit degree requirement. Students and supervisors should be in touch with Contextual Learning at contextuallearning@luthersem.edu prior to contacting sites on this list.

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[SITE FULL] Augustana Lutheran

Address:1400 S Robert St
City:West St. Paul
State:MN
Zip:55118
Phone:651-457-3373
Fax:651-457-8393
Web:www.augustana.com
Email:mtorgerson@augustana.com
Demonination:ELCA
Baptized Membership:2224
Confirmed Membership:1403
Average Sunday Attendance:750
Paid Staff:Senior pastor, associate pastor, youth & family director (AIM), children & family director, parish nurse, seminary intern, director of lay ministry, director of adult ministry, bookkeeper, business manager, financial secretary, two additional secretaries, preschool staff, custodial staff
Access to Public Transit:Augustana is on Metro Transit routes 67, 68, and 75.
Congregation Description:Augustana is a 104 year old historically Swedish congregation found in the center of West St. Paul's commercial center. It is a congregation that strongly values solid worship and preaching, excellent music, meaningful community and global outreach, deliberate stewardship, and engagement with children and youth. Our global mission partnerships in Guatemala and Tanzania are particularly important. We are currently enacting a strategic plan process to ensure we are a relevant and discipling congregation for years to come.
Congregation Keywords:Increasingly urban, educated, traditional, family-friendly, generous, musical, Scandinavian, service-oriented

Mentor Pastor: Megan Torgerson

Email:mtorgerson@augustana.com
Phone:651 457 3373
Years in Ordained Ministry:3
Years in Current Position:3
Previous Students Supervised:0
Autobiography:I have been at Augustana for 3 years; it is my first call. I supervise youth, children, and family ministries; education; outreach; and evangelism. I have shared pastoral duties with the senior and intern pastor. I also teach confirmation. Between my graduation from Luther Seminary and starting at Augustana, I lived in Rome and London on Luther's Graduate Preaching Fellowship. I have preached at the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly and 2011 WELCA Gathering. I love hiking, canoeing, pop culture, reading, and my pets.