Kline and Maurer to Speak at WTS

Kline and Maurer to Speak at Wartburg Theological Seminary on “Human Trafficking in Suburbia: the Reality and the Hope”

DUBUQUE, IA – Febuary 5, 2015 – The entire community is invited to join Wartburg Theological Seminary for a presentation by Pastor R. Kevin Kline and Daniel D. Maurer on Tuesdsay, February 24, 2015 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. in Wartburg Seminary’s Weiblen Commons. Wartburg Seminary alum, Pastor Kevin Kline, will share his story as a teen victim of sex trafficking in St. Louis, Missouri in 1975. Daniel Maurer, also a Wartburg alum, shares how we came to know of Kline ‘s powerful story of redemption and how the public needs to know that trafficking also affects boys.

Kline is on a mission. “I want to raise awareness about the need for resources for young men who have been victimized by prostitution. They need help to recover from what happened to them,” said Kline.

Kline is an ELCA pastor and co-author of Faraway: A Suburban Boy’s Story as a Victim of Sex Trafficking. He has served parishes in Kansas and Hawaii and recently received approval as a mission developer and plans to foster relationships with other organizations to raise awareness about the ongoing issues of justice in the LGBTQ community.

Maurer was an ELCA pastor for 11 years, serving parishes in western North Dakota. After falling hard in addiction and depression in 2010, he is now a freelance writer and writes under the “Dan the Story Man,” his non-fiction brand.

Join Kline and Maurer as they share this story on Human Trafficking in Suburbia on Febrary 24. There is no cost to attend. For questions you may contact Gwen Sayler, Wartburg Theolgical Seminary at gsayler@wartburgseminary.edu.

Wartburg Theological Seminary is one of eight theological schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Wartburg is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and educates women and men to serve the church’s mission as ordained and lay leaders. Established in Dubuque, Iowa in 1854, Wartburg Seminary is in its 161st academic year.