Emily Norris’ Story: Community in COVID-19

Master of Divinity Student Emily Norris’ Story Preparing for graduation from the WTS Master of Divinity program in 2020, Emily Norris launched the new church community called The Dwelling in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Dwelling is specifically, but not exclusively, for those experiencing homelessness. Emily shared her excitement for this new venture in partnership with…

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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…

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“He Is Risen!” Easter Crosses Planted on Campus

Nichole D’Onofrio Brings Long-Held Tradition to WTS Master of Divinity student Nichole D’Onofrio began in the Fall of 2019 as a distance learner in southern California. She had roots in Iowa and fell in love with the community at WTS and decided to move to Dubuque with her family to become a residential learner beginning…

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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…

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Belief and Unbelief: God on Your Brain

Prolog Week Convocation Part of WTS Science for Seminaries Grant Work Who are we? What is our place in the cosmos? What is the meaning of life? These are just some of the questions Dr. Jake Kurczek, Loras College Assistant Professor Neuroscience and Psychology, led with during 2020’s first convocation (regular and intentional community dialogues)…

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