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Global Vision - Fall 2010

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Graduate Preaching Fellows Embrace Year of Travel

by Grace Alworth, M.Div. Middler

The most recent recipients of the Graduate Preaching Fellowship will each have several stamps added to their passports. The 2009 Graduate Preaching Fellowship recipient Jennifer Grangaard recently returned from a year traveling to Kenya, Tanzania, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy and other European countries. She and her husband Colin, also a 2009 graduate, encountered God's story as experienced by the people they met throughout the year. To see a recap of their ministry travels, read their blog at www.storieslivedforward.com.

After marrying in August, Amber (Marten) Bergeson, the 2010 recipient, departed in September for a year abroad with husband, Kevin Bergeson, '07. The newlyweds will travel to Hong Kong, Jerusalem, London and Stockholm, where they will explore "visual preaching, how people interpret biblical texts based on what they see around them." You can follow their travels at www.visualpreacher.com.

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 it is the only Lutheran one.