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

IMPORTANT NOTE

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] First Lutheran

Address:311 West Grove Street
City:Pontiac
State:IL
Zip:61764-2409
Phone:815-844-3695
Fax:
Web:firstlutheranpontiac.org
Email:info@firstlutheran.org
Demonination:Lutheran (NALC)
Baptized Membership:
Confirmed Membership:
Average Sunday Attendance:280
Paid Staff:Secretary, Accountant, Custodian, Volunteer Coordinator, Yard Manager (Usually also a Senior Pastor and Music Director)
Access to Public Transit:Bus and taxi
Congregation Description:Mainly rural. Three services every weekend in three different styles. Education is offered for all ages both Sundays and Wednesdays. Actively involved in LWR, Heifer International, Missionary in Hungry, Local Food Pantry. The senior Pastor position is vacant after 13years and the choir director position is being reshaped into a Music Director position.
Congregation Keywords:rural

Mentor Pastor: Heidi Punt

Email:heidi.punt@gmail.com
Phone:815-883-4883
Years in Ordained Ministry:11
Years in Current Position:3
Previous Students Supervised:2
Autobiography:Born and raised in South Africa, served in America for 13 years in total. Most of my reading and continued education focuses of congregational and personal faith development and empowerment. Been actively involve din various areas of the community but currently serve on the local board of directors at Institute for Human Resources, active on the Pontiac Ministerium and the school music program. I love to garden, play my guitar and take long walks. In all I do Psalm 139 is my guide.