Discerning God's call to lay professional or rostered ministry in the ELCA can be a challenge and we have been blessed to walk with literally hundreds of persons on the journey.
Take some time to explore here, find out more about the seminary, then plan your visit to our beautiful campus in the rolling hills of Dubuque, Iowa. We know that once you visit, you too will experience the importance of community in support of educational goals.
Hi, I am Pastor Karla Wildberger. I have been ordained for 17 years and I continue to be amazed at the Holy Spirit's working through us. As Director of Admissions, I am here to walk with you in your discernment and admissions process.
Hi! I am Jealaine Marple. I am a proud to have earned my MDiv from Wartburg Seminary (class of 2011) and I am now honored to walk with you during your discernment journey. Having been through the candidacy process and discerning that Wartburg was the right decision for myself, my husband (and our dog) I know that the Holy Spirit is always at work in this place and wherever you may be! Come and visit the castle; whether you stay for hours or years, know that you are always welcome here!
Hi, I am Rachel Yochum. I am the Administrative Assistant for the Department for Vocation, which includes Admissions. I am here to assist you with the paperwork side of the application process, and I am happy to help with any questions you have about Wartburg Seminary. I also am a part of planning your campus visit, as well as your Conference on Ministry experience, both of which are great resources for your discernment process.
We invite you to explore how Wartburg Seminary can be a part of your call to ministry. The best way to learn about Wartburg Seminary is to visit our community. There are two ways to visit, click on either to find out more!
Can't wait to see the campus? Check out this viritual tour after you register for a campus visit!
We asked current students and alums alike to share their thoughts on why Wartburg Seminary was the right place for them, click here to see what they have to say.
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