The Civic Engagement program and Office of Church Relations have developed a Lilly Grant program for five or six St. Olaf students to live at Luther Seminary in St. Paul and engage in internships at area churches or service organizations over a 10-week period in the summer.
Not only does the program provide an outstanding opportunity for students to explore their possible ministerial calling while serving inner-city congregations, it also further strengthens the connections between St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary. Dr. Randy Nelson, Director of Contextual Education at Luther Seminary serves as coordinator of the internship experiences and facilitates reflective sessions for the participating students.
2011 Summer Vocational Interns and their respective placement sites:Daily Chapel: "Social Justice and Community in Guatemala"
September 20th - Miriam Samuelson '08, Daniel Meyers '14, Taylor Lipo-Zovic '14, Juan Fernando Yanqui Rivera '14, Stefan O'Kula '14, Emily Goodhue '14
2010 Summer Vocational Interns and their respective placement sites:
Stephanie Abbas ’11 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with Pastor Jay Carlson.
Green Bouzard ’11 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Iglesia San Pablo), ELCA, Midtown Phillips neighborhood, South Minneapolis with Pastor Patrick Cabello-Hansel and Pastor Luisa Cabello-Hansel.
Elisabeth (Eli) Preisinger ’11 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul, MN with Pastor Jim Erlandson
Kyle Svingen ’11 at Christ Church Lutheran in Minneapolis with Kristine Carlson.
Alexandra Wertz ’12 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with Pastor Brad Froslee.
Chapel Talk - October 21, 2010
Stephanie Abbas '11, a Religion and Sociology/Anthropology major from Worthing, SD and Elisabeth Preisinger '11, a Social Work major from Glenville, NY.
2009 Summer Vocational Interns and their respective placement sites:
Laura Johnson '10 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with Pastor Brad Froslee & Lisa Lindstrom.
Joe Paille '11 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul with Youth Director Mim Campbell.
Mara Fink '11 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with Pastor Kelly Chatman.
Grace Thompson '10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minneapolis with Pastor Patrick Cabello Hansel.
Lyndel Owens '10 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in St. Paul with Pastor James Erlandson.
Chapel Talk - December 2, 2009
Speakers: Joe Paille '11, Mara Fink '11, and Lyndel Owens '10
To hear stories from the summer 2010 interns, click here!