Mary Lou Baumgartner
King of Kings Lutheran Church
New Windsor, NY
I've come to learn how important it is to celebrate Sabbath, to draw boundaries around time, and to nurture myself as a daughter of God so I can continue to be a servant of God.
Pastor of Children, Youth & Family Ministry
Hope Lutheran Church
Fargo, North Dakota
For Paul Nynas, both seminary education and pastoral ministry are all about teamwork.
Christ the King Lutheran Church
White Bear Lake, MN
My husband, Tim, and I were both seminarians. The pace of our lives was very demanding but worth it and we enjoyed looking forward to how God would use us.
Minister of Worship and Music
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
In the beginning I was primarily interested in the music classes, but discovered that I thoroughly enjoyed the theology classes as well.
Director of the Student Resource Center
My being an AIM gives the church an opportunity to affirm the gifts I see in myself and to know that I am not alone.
Music Leader & Choir Director
Edina Community Lutheran Church
"I grew up in a congregation that fostered young musicians and have always felt 'right' in that setting," Halland said. His undergraduate degree qualified him for many church music positions, "But I felt ... I needed a stronger foundation of education before I would feel comfortable serving a congregation."
The prospect of embarking on a four-year seminary education can be daunting. But imagine adding a four-year undergraduate degree requirement to that. That's what Deborah Hutterer (M.Div. 2004) faced when colleagues encouraged her to go into the preaching ministry.
Trinity Lutheran Church
The 'still small voice' within would no longer be still. My thought was that I would go to seminary and get this yearning for studying theology out of my system and 'get back to my life.' Well, here I am many years later loving ministry.
Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Maple Grove, Minn.
Todd loves what he does every day, calling ministry to junior and senior high youth "the greatest work of the church."
Ph.D., International Alum
I chose to attend Luther because it had a good reputation in the world of theological studies and a large, diverse faculty body made up of well-known scholars. Also, the community was warm and welcoming. The student body was also diverse.