Story Magazine

First Quarter, 2005

Ecumenical Coordinator Invites Diverse Faith Traditions to Explore Luther Seminary

Debra Wells, '93, has joined the Luther Seminary staff as ecumenical coordinator. An ordained clergywoman in the United Methodist Church, she served a 10-year pastorate in a United Methodist Church in Brooklyn Park, Minn., before coming to the seminary. She has also served as a laywoman and theological student in the ECFE, Covenant, Plymouth Brethren, and Baptist churches. In each instance, she said, "I saw God at work in and through the people God calls to do ministry. I am looking forward to the possibilities of being a part of Luther Seminary as we seek to be the place where many diverse faith traditions can send their students, clergy and lay people for a time of education, spiritual formation, and discernment of God's work in the world."