Jesus said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.”
We regret that two students were omitted from the earlier version of this email. This updated New Beginnings column includes all of our interns. We apologize to Morgan Walker and Jennie White, as well as to their internship congregations and supervisors.
It is with joy and thanksgiving for faithful partners throughout the Church that I share Internship placements for 2021-2023 as well as three placements* for 2021-2022.
(ELCA M.Div. students at Trinity complete a two-year internship. Non-ELCA students, as well as ELCA M.Div. students at non-Lutheran seminaries who affiliate with Trinity for their Lutheran formation, may choose to complete a one-year internship.)
Rita Argus will serve at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cherry Hills, Colorado, under the supervision of Pastor Gary Sandberg.
*Deidra Avery will serve at Shiloh Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio under the supervision of Pastor Ortha Gilyard.
*Lindsay Bates (Affiliated from Princeton) will serve at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church in Littleton, Colorado, under the supervision of Pastor Jay Gamelin.
*Cogan Blackmon (Affiliated from Princeton) will serve at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Glendale, Arizona, under the supervision of Pastor Peter Perry.
Ian Boden will serve at Trinity Lutheran Church in Greenville, South Carolina, under the supervision of Pastor Susan Crowell.
Samantha DiBiaso will serve at First Lutheran Church in Waltham, Massachusetts, under the supervision of Pastor Tom Maehl.
Andrea McDonough will serve at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Celina, Ohio, under the supervision of Pastor Jeff Gramza.
Mariah Mills will serve at Bethany English Lutheran Church and United Protestant Campus Ministries, both in Cleveland, Ohio, under the supervision of Pastor Robert Ferro and Pastor Shelley Nelson-Bridger.
Andrew Thompson will serve at Palm Valley Lutheran Church in Round Rock, Texas, under the supervision of Pastor Dave Koppel.
Jamie Ulrich will serve at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Pickerington, Ohio, under the supervision of Pastor Brad Gee.
Morgan Walker will serve at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Livonia, Michigan, under the supervision of Pastor Scott Seeke.
Jennie White will serve at Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington, Virginia, under the supervision of Pastor Kate Davidson.
I invite your prayers for these sites, supervisors, parishioners, and for the interns as they plan for this next step in their formation.
Pastor Julie Hutson
Director of Experiential and Contextual Formation
Trinity Lutheran Seminary forms leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world.