Donor Stories

The call to give is compelling. Those who support Luther Seminary with their gifts of time and money can tell you what this stewardship role means to them:

Mike Diemer


Ready and willing, Mike Diemer has supported Luther Seminary as a volunteer in many ways for 15 years. One of the primary ways he serves the seminary is by introducing it to potential major donors who have a deep love for the church.

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Dr. E. Duane and Mrs. Marlene Engstrom


We wanted to make sure that some of our present assets were set aside to benefit those attending the seminary in the future.

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Dean and Theresa Klein


Eagle, Idaho

The church needs pastors and leaders to fulfill the long-term mission Christ commanded. We take it as our personal calling to financially support this mission.

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Valborg Hallan


I have always admired the pastors and missionaries that I have known, and since it hasn't been possible for me to join them, I'm happy that the charitable gift annuities provide a means of helping ease the financial pressure of others who are preparing to answer God's call...

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Gertrude Hognander


Gertrude Hognander served the Lord with a song in her heart her whole life. Now she's used the gifts God has given her to enable others to do the same.

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Norman and Eunice Jones


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Both of our families were centered in the Christian life.  Giving and serving seemed very natural. That was where the heart was.

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Lee and Louise Sundet


Pastors and teachers who effectively teach God's word can have a great impression on young people. Lee and Louise Sundet can witness to that.

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Janet and Brad Anderson


Janet and Brad Anderson have been outspoken advocates for strong, biblically based preaching. As part of their involvement with the Called and Sent Campaign, they're doing something to ensure that need will be met. The Andersons have pledged to create the Marbury Anderson Chair for Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in honor of Brad's father, a retired Lutheran pastor.

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Gurine Gall


Gurine Gall is all about doing her part to support the gospel and God's work in the world at Luther Seminary. "From those to whom much is given, much is expected. I feel it is my obligation to help make sure the spreading of the gospel continues well into the future," she says.

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Al and Mary Ann Solmonson


Ask Mary Ann Solmonson how she thinks of stewardship and she'll tell you it's: "Everything I am and everything I do after I say what I believe."

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