James Hofrenning ’53 M.Div. died March 28, 2020.
John Berg ’77 M.Div. celebrated his five-year anniversary as a chaplain at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Albert Lawrence ’79 D.Min. published “Hearts on Fire,” an exploration of the real meaning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Rusty Edwards ’85 M.Div. wrote the hymn, “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness,” which now appears in 20 hymnals around the world, including the hymnals of all three major Lutheran denominations.
In October, Evelyn Weston ’91 M.Div. and Steve Weston ’93 M.Div. were called to serve together at Northwoods STaR Ministries in Ogema, Wisconsin.
Charles “Jake” Dryhaug ’93 M.Div. accepted the call as senior pastor at Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, North Dakota, in November.
Clinton A. Pickett III ’93 M.Div. died January 9, 2020.
In March, Thomas Glasoe ’01 M.Div. left the United States for a month-long kayak trip down the Mekong River through Cambodia, Vietnam, and into the South China Sea.
Michelle Collins ’07 M.A. accepted her call as assistant to the bishop for the Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod in April.
Meta Herrick Carlson ’08 M.Div. released her book, “Ordinary Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Meditations for Everyday Life,” in February.
In February, Amy Eisenmann ’08 M.Div. was called to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Sarah Goldammer ’09 M.Div. has served at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, since 2016.
Since 2018, Veronica Webber Smith ’11 M.Div. has served as pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Killeen, Texas.
Angela Toombs Smith ’17 M.Div. has served as pastor of Redeemer and Trinity Lutheran Church in Monaco, Pennsylvania, since her ordination.
Erin Zoromski Boysen ’17 M.A. has worked as a help desk specialist at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse for more than one year and has been involved in the theater and arts scene in Winona, Minnesota.
Jane Crawford ’18 M.Div. was ordained in 2019 and serves at First Lutheran Church in Renville, Minnesota.
In December, the Rocky Mountain Synod Council called Nicole Garcia ’18 M.Div. to the position of mission development pastor at Westview Church in Boulder, Colorado.
Victoria Hoppes ’18 M.A. now serves as the director of youth and children’s ministries at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.
In January, Jen Bacher ’19 M.A. began serving as program director of Lutherock Camp and Conference Center in Newland, North Carolina.
Paul Drees ’19 M.Div. accepted a call to serve at Granite Falls Lutheran Church in Granite Falls, Minnesota.
Bawi Dua ’19 M.Th. is serving as lead pastor at Yangyiaung Baptist Church in Myanmar and speaks about Chin Christianity at conferences and camps.
In October, Nicole Eastwood ’19 M.Div. began her first call at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach, Florida.
In January, Lisa Hoelscher ’19 M.Div. began her first call as associate pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Peter Johnson ’19 M.Div. was ordained and installed last August at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in East Bethel, Minnesota.
Travis Kankam ’19 M.A. accepted a position as a full-time lecturer at Good News Theological Seminary in Accra, Ghana.
Jessica Olson Miller ’19 M.Div. received her call in March from the Eastern North Dakota Synod as mission developer pastor of The Neighborhood Church in Fargo, North Dakota.
In June 2019, Alyssa Weaver ’19 M.Div. began her first call at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iola, Wisconsin.
Nancy Giddings ’20 M.Div. died March 28, 2020.
The listings in this publication include notifications received by April 15.