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…

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…

Why Wartburg?

An Interview with Trixie Richter, 1st Year Collaborative Learning Student Can you describe your path to entering seminary? My path into seminary has been a lifetime in the making. I am celebrating 18 years of fulltime employment at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Winter Park, FL. Whenever the subject of seminary came up, my answer was…

Why Wartburg?

An Interview with Heidi Youngquist, 2nd Year Residential Learning Student Can you describe your path to entering seminary? The journey to seminary has been like a long, windy road – a repeating cycle of resistance and acceptance! From the time I was in High School, God has been working hard to direct my path towards…

Why Wartburg?

An Interview with Amanda Berg, 1st Year Distributed Learning Student Can you describe your path to entering seminary? My dad’s vocation as a Lutheran Air Force Chaplain meant moving lots of places and growing up worshipping in an ecumenical base chapel setting. From a young age I had a deep interest and curiosity about God…