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Payne awarded ministerial fellowship

David Gonnerman
June 15, 2010

Courtney A. Payne '11 has been selected to receive a 2010 Fund for Theological Education Undergraduate Fellowship. FTE, which awards the fellowships to help ensure quality leadership and "inclusive excellence" in pastoral ministry, recognizes student leaders who are exploring the ministry as a vocation.

As an FTE Undergraduate Fellow, Payne has received $2,000 for tuition and attended the 2010 FTE Leaders in Ministry Conference at Boston University School of Theology, where she learned how to "effectively tell my own story in a way to connect with others and ignite common passions to work toward a common goal," she says.

"I plan on taking what I have learned this weekend and applying it to my life and exploration of working toward social justice and equality for marginalized populations through a career in counseling or direct care."

Contact David Gonnerman at 507-786-3315 or