Being a “Sunday Morning Pastor” wasn’t ever part of the plan for 2015 alum Deacon Terese TouVelle, who is rostered in the Southeastern Iowa Synod. For her, the call of Deacon is showing God’s love, claiming her voice, and working collaboratively in her community. This call manifested in the creation of a non-profit organization, Footbridge, Inc., a bridge between the needs of the community and resources in Davenport, Iowa.
“As soon as I heard about Diaconal Ministry I said, ‘THAT’S IT’! It was just so beautiful. I just knew. So that’s what I did. It was really, really hard, but I graduated and here I am!” says TouVelle of her education in the Master of Arts Diaconal Ministry (MADM) program at Wartburg Theological Seminary.