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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Robert Torkelson


I am a member of the Leadership Circle at Luther Seminary because I love the Church and want it to be here for future generations.

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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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John and Eleanor Yackel


Circle Pines, Minnesota

Because of our respect for this institution based on the blessings we have derived from its "product" ... we have decided to invest some of our hopes, prayers, and resources at this seminary.

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Charles Olson


Charles Olson has served as a Luther Seminary volunteer for almost 20 years. His service is fueled by his love for the church. "I love the church and think there is no greater way to serve the church than to serve the seminary, because the seminary is the future of our church," he said.

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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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Noel and Ethel Estenson


Noel Estenson is no stranger to meeting challenges. "I heard that Luther Seminary sometimes has to turn away potential students because of a lack of funding," he said. "I know that after I've left this place we call earth, Luther Seminary will continue responding to the call of supplying pastors for our churches."

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David and Andrea Hayes


David Hayes and his wife, Andrea, recently contributed $25,000 to refurbish a pipe organ acquired by the seminary from St. Olaf College. The organ, valued at nearly $100,000, will serve as a much needed practice instrument for students in the seminary's master of sacred music program. The seminary's need for an additional practice organ is the result of an increasing number of students interested in studying organ performance.

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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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