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St. Paul, MN 55108-1496

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Alumni Stories

Mary Lou Baumgartner


Pastor
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.

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Paul Nynas


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.

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Jennifer Hackbarth


Pastor
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.

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Dennis Larson


Minister of Worship and Music
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
Greeley, Colorado

In the beginning I was primarily interested in the music classes, but discovered that I thoroughly enjoyed the theology classes as well.

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Krista Lind


Director of the Student Resource Center
Luther Seminary

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.

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Shaun Halland


Music Leader & Choir Director
Edina Community Lutheran Church
Edina, MN

"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."

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Deborah Hutterer


Executive Director
Augsburg College
Minneapolis, MN

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.

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Kris Linner


Associate Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church
Stillwater, MN

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.

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Todd Buegler


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."

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Magdi Gendi


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.

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