Craig Van Gelder
Mary Jane Haemig
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.
Karoline M. Lewis, '94, assistant professor of preaching, led adult forums on Paul's Letter to the Romans and Bible Basics at Lutheran Community of Grace, Minnetonka, Minn.; and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Eagan, Minn., in September. She led an adult forum in May at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Victoria, Minn. In April she was the keynote speaker for the Montana Synod Pastor's Conference. She was elected vice president of the upper Midwest region of the Society of Biblical Literature in March and associate editor of Word & World in January. She was named the 2009-2010 visiting preaching scholar at Como Park Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minn. She provided a review of "I Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary" for Trinity Seminary Review's summer/fall issue.
Karoline M. Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the St. Paul Area Synod Book of Faith Workshop in November. In December, she'll present at the Academy of Homiletics. In February, she'll present at Word of Life: Preaching at Funerals. From February through May, she'll conduct adult forums on the Gospel of John at Mount Carmel
Lutheran Church, Minneapolis.