A Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen ’97

Meet Wartburg Seminary’s Fifteenth President Wartburg Seminary welcomed the Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen ’97 in her new call as the Wartburg Seminary President in February 2021. At the time, she shared, “Coming back to Wartburg feels like coming home.” Learn more about Dr. Largen by reading the interview below! It’s probably safe to assume…

Join the Wartburg Seminary Community on our Lenten Journey to the Cross!

2021 Lenten Journey A daily devotional series from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday This Lenten season of reflection, repentance and renewal, Wartburg Theological Seminary invites you to participate with us in a spiritual journey to the cross. Each day, you will receive a brief devotion via email, written by one of our community members. Each…

Wartburg Past and Present: The First Generation of Women Leaders

Revisiting a 2012 LifeTogether Magazine Article about Pioneering WTS Faith Leaders The ELCA’s 50/40/10 celebrations commemorate the 50th anniversary of ordaining Lutheran women, the 40th anniversary of ordaining Lutheran women of color, and the 10th anniversary of LGBTQ+ individuals being able to serve freely.  WTS joins the ELCA in celebrating the ways women, women of…

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…

Derecho: WTS Alumni Support Communities Across Iowa

Rev. Nat Bothwell ’16 and congregation rally to distribute free water in Iowa communities alongside other ELCA churches A derecho, or “land hurricane” as it has been described, moved slowly and devastatingly through the Midwest with winds topping 100 miles per hour earlier this month. The storm left over one million people without power with…