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] Faith Lutheran Church

Address:7750 Beneva Rd
City:Sarasota
State:FL
Zip:34238-2848
Phone:9419244664
Fax:9419252931
Web:www.faithsarasota.com
Email:lynn@faithsarasota.com
Demonination:ELCA
Baptized Membership:613
Confirmed Membership:573
Average Sunday Attendance:213
Paid Staff:3 part time assisting pastors
Director of Youth and Family
Operations Manager
Book keeper
Director of Music
Organist
Church Secretary
Preschool Director
Access to Public Transit:City Bus runs the street the church is located
Congregation Description:we are in South Sarasota, a mixture of affluent, middle class and lower middle class housing developments. Next to the largest shopping mall of the city.
We have three services on sunday morning with a sunday school/coffee hour
We have a preschool and send a medical mission team to Haiti each year. We have been involved in our local congregationally based justice organization
We have an active WELCA group and a community center/gymnasium that is constantly used by our neighborhood
Congregation Keywords:suburban, mixed with traditional and folk services. Primarily older retirees with a focus on growing youth and young families.

Mentor Pastor: Stephen Winemiller

Email:wnmllr@verizon.net
Phone:9419244664
Years in Ordained Ministry:27
Years in Current Position:27
Previous Students Supervised:none
Autobiography:Passion for Outdoor Ministry, Justice Ministry, and Global Ministry. Co Chair for our Synod Companion Church, Haiti.