Story Magazine - Third Quarter, 2004
The Rev. Gudina Tumsa posthumously received the Christus Lux Mundi (Christ, the Light of the World) Award, Luther Seminary's highest honor. Tumsa was a student at Luther from 1963 to 1966.
They do what they love with the gifts God gave them. They are alumni/ae of Luther Seminary's Master of Arts (M.A.)/Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.) programs.
Our children are entrusted to us from God, the "Fount of every blessing," because God's "streams of mercy" flow through us and them to the world God loves.
One year later, Alitz summarizes her work in the parish: It's about putting Jesus in front of people, and it's a humble and wonderful privilege to minister to families in this way."
Weldin expresses hope that the program will be an impetus for more distributive education that will serve the whole church. "My Lutheran hope is to bump up theological thinking and care for folks in ministry in general."
Heather Hansen, director of youth and family ministry at MacArthur Park Lutheran Church in San Antonio, Texas; and Jason Miller, director of youth and family ministries at St. Armands Key Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Fla.
There's no such thing as a typical Doctor of Ministry student at Luther Seminary. Even though each cohort (a peer group that goes through the program together) studies the same field, the pastors use their own unique ministries to inform the workthey do with what they've learned.
Bob Brusic came to the seminary wonderfully qualified to minister to a campus parish. Throughout his ministry, reaching out to the local university community was an integral part of the pastoral care he offered.
For 26 years, Everson put the church's need for strong teachers and leaders in their seminaries ahead of his love for parish ministry.
In January of 2004, more than 1,500 alumni/ae of Luther Seminary and its predecessor bodies responded enthusiastically to a survey initiated by the Luther Seminary Alumni/ae Council.
Assistant Professor of Congregational Leadership
David Stewart has been named director of library services at Luther Seminary.
Alvin Luedke, associate professor of rural ministry, has been appointed Associate Dean--Missional Pastors
As stewards of the gifts we've received, we see the difference the generous support has made.