Story Magazine - Third Quarter, 2002
Mentoring may not give a person super-human powers, but its influence can unleash a person's potential to use his or her gifts in ways never before imagined.
The adage may be "Who's on first?" but at Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlton, Minn., the more accurate question may be, "Who's mentoring who?"
Joshua Fite, Amy Fondroy Eich and Mary Hinkle share their mentor stories.
John Martinson (M.Div. '70, D.Min. '83) sees the difficult side of ministry in his line of work. As supervisor of Ministerial Health for Fairview Hospitals in the Twin Cities, he often works with pastors who are at the end of their rope, who feel broken and isolated. What is frustrating for Martinson is that, according to him, many of the pitfalls into which these good people fall could have been avoided if they had been well-supported along the way by mentors who were there to listen, to help talk out problems and re-direct energies.
A special moment happened just prior to Luther Seminary's 133rd commencement Sunday, May 26, at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. It was one among many such moments, yet this one was years in the making.
Learning about contextual leadership through internship sites.
The third in a series of three articles.
Minerva B. Olson found the perfect way to combine her love of education with her love of the church.
Learn how you can, too!