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Global Vision - Fall 2009

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Grangaard Awarded Graduate Preaching Fellowship

by John Klawiter, M.Div. Middler

Jennifer and Colin Grangaard

The 2009 recipient of the Graduate Preaching Fellowship is Jennifer Grangaard, who will spend the year traveling with her husband, Colin, also a 2009 Luther graduate. The couple is currently in Kenya and later will head to Tanzania. They are keeping a blog of their ministry travels at www.storieslivedforward.com.

Brandy, '08, and Travis, '08, Gerjets recently returned from their year abroad through the Graduate Preaching Fellowship. The couple spent six months living in London with stops along the way to a monastic community in Taize, France; Martin Luther's stomping grounds in Wittenburg, Germany; and finally three months in Jerusalem. The Gerjets kept up a blog of their experience at web.me.com/tgerjets.

For more than 10 consecutive years, The Church of the Pioneers Foundation, Menlo Park, Calif., has awarded the Graduate Preaching Fellowship to a graduating M.Div. student. The fellowship was established by an anonymous couple who wanted to improve the quality of pastors' preaching. Luther Seminary is one of a select, few seminaries nationwide that receive the fellowship, and is the only Lutheran one.