Announcing the Next Wartburg Seminary President

Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen ’97 The Wartburg Theological Seminary Board of Directors, as recommended by the Presidential Search Committee, is pleased to announce the unanimous election of the Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen ‘97 as the next President of our beloved institution, beginning February 1, 2021. Dr. Largen currently serves in a dual role…

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WTS Begins a New Academic Year: “Together, Wherever We Are”

A New Kind of Beginning Hosting an all-digital Prolog Week was certainly an atypical start to a new academic year at Wartburg Seminary, but we began in the way that we always do: centering our community in worship. The worshipping community at Wartburg Seminary gathers to receive God’s Word and sing God’s praise throughout the…

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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…

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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…

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WTS Graduate Seeks to Comfort the Troubled and Trouble the Comfortable

Rev. Sunniva Gylver’s Story ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN A 2013 ISSUE OF LIFETOGETHER Rev. Sunniva Gylver studied at Wartburg Seminary in 1994-1995 as an exchange student from the seminary in Norway, Det teologisk Menighetsfakultet. The experience was transformational and shaped many facets of her 18 year ministry in Oslo, Norway. Now, she is working towards her…

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