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] St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran

Address:4600 North 9th Ave
City:Pensacola
State:FL
Zip:32503-2444
Phone:850 438 5229
Fax:850 438 4876
Web:www.stpaullutheranpns.org
Email:stpaulpensacola@gmail.com
Demonination:elca
Baptized Membership:ca. 400
Confirmed Membership:ca. 345
Average Sunday Attendance:140-170
Paid Staff:Pastor
Parish Administrator
Music Director
Access to Public Transit:We are on a bus route
Congregation Description:Located in a diverse area, including residential, inner city, university, tourist areas, hospitals, industrial. Lots of active and retired military. Involved in local Habitat, hospital volunteering, Manna food pantry, AA meeting space provider. Currently in call process; will submit MSP very soon for synod approval; then be ready to receive candidates' names. No huge challenges at present; just normal ones! There are some financial issues re: the call, but otherwise things are in good shape.
Congregation Keywords:We are located on a main n/s street through mid-Pensacola. We are close to businesses, hospitals, restaurants, middle-income residents; not too far from lower-income areas. High potential for outreach to wide variety of people, including military and university.

Mentor Pastor: Mary Peterson

Email:petersonmary@bellsouth.net
Phone:850 375 2594
Years in Ordained Ministry:37
Years in Current Position:4
Previous Students Supervised:was relator for candidates while serving for 7 years on Northeastern Iowa Candidacy Committee
Autobiography:Grew up in Iowa; graduated from Univ. of Northern IA and Wartburg Sem. Ordained in 1976; served parishes in Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Some were campus ministry calls; some were interims. I'm serving a long-term interim now. Married for 12 years to retired Marine, Joel Lindemann, an RN. We garden and do landscaping; have 3 dogs, 2 cats. Read, sew, exercise. Hope to retire at least part-time when this interim is over, whenever that might be! Hope to serve on the board of a local agency that works with teenage girls at risk and/or on lifelong learning committee that works through the local university.