Craig Van Gelder
Mary Jane Haemig
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.
Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Chair in Old Testament, will teach two courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong this fall.
Alan G. Padgett, professor of systematic theology, will be one of 10 lecturers at a conference on Science and Religion: The Current Debate at Tsinghua University in China, Oct. 26-30.
Andrew Root, assistant professor of youth and family ministry, and Tim
Coltvet, coordinator of contextual leadership and coaching for the Master of Arts in children, youth and family ministry program were the keynote speakers for Dream. Discover. Discern., a conference for youth, families and pastors at Mountain View Lutheran Church, Edgewood, Wash., in October. Root led a youth ministry training seminar for the Princeton Institute for Youth Ministry, Bloomington, Ill., in October. Root taught a class on culture and the emerging generation at the University of Toronto-Knox College in July. He gave a four-week adult education series on issues facing youth and families today at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagan, Minn., last spring. He gave two keynotes at Canada Youth 2009 and lectured on "God's Hiddenness, Suffering and Doubt: Theological Directions for Youth Ministry" at the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry conference in Cambridge, England, in January.
Mary E. Hess, associate professor of educational leadership, was a keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 18. She directed the 2009-2010 pre-tenure workshop on teaching and learning for theological school faculty at the Wabash Center in Indiana in July. In June, she participated as a Fellow in the AAR/Luce seminar on the theologies of religious pluralism in New York. She presented a paper titled "From ICT to TCI: Communicative Theolog(ies), Pedagogy and Web 2.0" to the annual meeting of the College Theology Society in May.
Rolf A. Jacobson, '91, associate professor of Old Testament, spoke at the La Crosse Area Synod's Pastoral Conference in October and at the Celebration of Faith event of the Manitoba/Northwest Ontario Synod. He and Mary Hinkle Shore, associate professor of New Testament, were the lead speakers at the Northwest Minnesota Synod's Pastoral Conference in September. Jacobson spoke on "The Heart of the Lutheran Witness" at the Minneapolis Area Synod Assembly in May.
Mark A. Granquist, visiting professor of church history, will speak Nov. 1 for the 140th anniversary of First Lutheran Church, Lake City, Minn.; and Jan. 31 for the 250th anniversary of Zion Lutheran Church, Long Valley, N.J.
Rolf A. Jacobson will deliver two papers at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Nov. 21-24 in New Orleans.