Residential Students Reflect on Being WTS Community in a Pandemic

A Conversation with Master of Divinity Students Nathaniel Adkins, Elise Hynek, DaMisha McFarland-Pollock, and Kurt Saenger Heyl Let’s start at the beginning of your seminary experience. Why did you choose Wartburg? Nathaniel Adkins: My family and I ultimately moved to Wartburg, and 90% of our decision was because of the sense of community that we…

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Cohort Completes One-Year MA

Eight Students Connected to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church Journey through the One-Year MA Program In the Fall of 2019, Wartburg Seminary launched a one-year Master of Arts program. When WTS Board Member Michael (Mike) Carlson ’04 heard about this new program at one of the Board of Directors meetings, he immediately thought of the staff…

Hannah Purkey’s Fieldwork Story: Before and During COVID-19

Master of Divinity Student Hannah Purkey’s Story Originally published in the Spring 2020 issue of the LifeTogether Magazine, Hannah Purkey shared her fieldwork story with us. As the world rapidly changed around us during the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing measures, so did Hannah’s fieldwork experience. Read her very different experiences below – both before…

Tina Beauvais’ Fieldwork Story: Before and During COVID-19

Master of Divinity Student Tina Beauvais’ Story Originally published in the Spring 2020 issue of the LifeTogether Magazine, Tina Beauvais shared her fieldwork story with us. As the world rapidly changed around us during the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing measures, so did Tina’s fieldwork experience. Read her very different experiences below – both before…

WTS Increases Generous and Competitive Tuition Scholarships for Future Seminarians

Wartburg Seminary’s Board of Directors supported an increase in scholarships for students who plan to begin a Wartburg Seminary degree program in the next year. This financial support will make seminary more affordable, and make it possible for prospective students to choose Wartburg Theological Seminary. We want future leaders to be able to discern the…

From the Classroom to the Congregation

Taking a full class load and serving in this role with three churches is busy. Sometimes, it’s overwhelming. It helps that SWIM church members are flexible and understanding and forgiving of mistakes. They are more self sufficient than any other church I’ve ever experienced. They are willing to try new things, to experiment. They invite most new ideas. I am keenly aware of how wonderful this is.