Craig Van Gelder
Mary Jane Haemig
Sarah S. Henrich had her book, "Great Themes of the Bible" (Westminster John Knox Press) translated into Spanish.
Mary E. Hess, associate professor of educational leadership, gave a presentation at Edina Community Church in Edina, Minn., in March. She spoke on kids and digital cultures at Luther Seminary's First Third conference in March. She spoke at All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, Minn., in February. She presented "Raising Faith-full Kids in Media Cultures" to the parish nurse renewal statewide conference in January.
Andrew Root, assistant professor of youth and family ministry, appeared on Doug Pagitt's AM950 radio show in January. In-studio video can be viewed at www.ustream.tv.
Hollie Holt-Woehl, '07, adjunct instructor of pastoral care, led a workshop, "Learning Styles and Students with Special Needs," for the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin's Walking Together: A Congregational Resource Event in Chippewa Falls, Wis., in March. She gave the keynote presentation, "Congregations Becoming Caring Communities for People with Mental Illness" at the Southwestern Minnesota Parish Nurse Network Bi-Annual Conference in Marshall, Minn., in October. She wrote "Putting on the Whole Armor of God: Preaching Ephesians 6:10-20 in a Multicultural Congregation" for the Summer 2009 issue of Word & World.
Sarah S. Henrich, professor of New Testament, spoke at Drawn to the Shepherd: Immersed in the Word 2010 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley, Minn., in March.
Tom Jolivette, '80, philanthropic adviser, was named vice president for Seminary Relations and executive director of the Luther Seminary Foundation.
Dirk G. Lange, associate professor of worship, was the keynote speaker at Liturgy and Ethics, a conference sponsored by the Stead Center for Ethics and Values at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., in April. He served as a consultant for Lenten Evening Prayer at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., and led Lenten studies at St. Matthew Episcopal Church in St. Anthony Park, Minn., and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn. He was a presenter at the Christian Ministry, Theological Education and Practical Theology Consultation in Indianapolis in January. He led workshops on communal prayer and leading Advent Evening Prayer at Westwood Lutheran Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., in December. He was a seminar teacher at the University of Uppsala and the Stiftelsen Fjellstedtska Skolan in Uppsala, Sweden, in November. He was a presenter at Societas Liturgica in Sydney, Australia, in August.
Dwight Zscheile, assistant professor of congregational mission and leadership, taught adult forums at Agora Discipleship Academy in Minneapolis and Hope Presbyterian Church in Richfield, Minn., in February and March. He published "Beyond Benevolence: Toward a Reframing of Mission in the Episcopal Church in the Journal of Anglican Studies and "Social Networking and Church Systems" in the Summer 2010 issue of Word & World.
Eric D. Barreto, assistant professor of New Testament, presented "A Citizen of Rome?: The Negotiation of Paul's Ethnic Identities in Acts 16:16-40" at the Upper Midwest Regional AAR/SBL/ASOR meeting in St. Paul, Minn., in April. He presented "Acts and/or Hechos?: Rethinking Race, Ethnicity and Biblical Studies" and "Negotiating Identities upon Timothy's Body: Circumcision, Multiculturalism and Jewish Identity" in November at the SBL Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He contributed "Closed: A Historical Commitment" to the Fall 2009 issue of Word & World; and "Puerto Ricans" and "Hispanic Theological Initiative" to "Hispanic American Religious Cultures" (ABC-CLIO, 2009). He taught at Judson Memorial Baptist Church in Minneapolis in March, February and December and at First Presbyterian Church in Hudson, Wis., in January.