By now, our 2014 - 2015 intern and supervisor teams have been notified of their placements and are just beginning to take their first steps down the exciting path of internship together. To our supervisors, we say: Whether you are a new supervisor or a more experienced one, internship is a major opportunity to share the work of lifting up a new generation of Christian public leaders. We are looking forward to supporting you in that work!
We would also like to say "Thank you" to the new supervisors who joined us for last week's New Supervisor Workshop here at Luther Seminary. We are very excited to welcome this new group into the community of leaders who will shepherd our students on their important and formative journey.
To our interns, we say: We are here for you! As we shared with you all at our Service of Sending at Chapel on Wednesday May 7:
Now you are prepared to go out into the church and the world in your new role. You will learn more than you can imagine, and will serve God even as you serve and care for all you encounter. We pray you go knowing Christ’s call and promise to be with you each step of the way.
"You came to Luther Seminary having been called by God and affirmed for study by the church. Here at Luther, you have been studying leadership and ministry, scripture and theology, history and practical theology. You have been gathered into community and worship life and have been blessed by God’s presence.
"Now you are prepared to go out into the church and the world in your new role. You will learn more than you can imagine, and will serve God even as you serve and care for all you encounter. We pray you go knowing Christ’s call and promise to be with you each step of the way."
For those intern and supervisor teams already on internship, we thank you for an excellent season of Spring Cluster Meetings! Thank you all for making the trips, and special thanks to our host sites. Please enjoy these photos from our cluster meetings around the country!
Pastor Hans Lee and Intern Greer Johnson pose for a photo for the "I AM" wall at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minneapolis, during the West Metro Cluster Meeting.
Interns and supervisor teams enjoy the beautiful weather at the Rainbow Lodge Center during the Washington/Alaska/Montana Cluster Meeting.
Southwestern Minnesota-South Dakota Cluster Interns: (Front) Amy Hanson, John Guthridge, Ann Gonyea-Alexander. (Rear) Jason Clifton, Nate Luoung, Diane Hatman.