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Upon this writing, I have had the privilege of serving as your Director of Congregational Engagement & Advancement for exactly six months! In the past six months, The Holy Spirit and I have visited old friends and new ones, traveled to familiar places and unfamiliar places, prayed, preached, and praised the name of the Lord.

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, we will celebrate Holy Trinity Sunday. As we celebrate we ponder “hope.” In Romans chapter five we read, “we boast in our hope.” The students, faculty, and staff of Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University know a thing or two about hope. Hope is what sustains us in our studies, our pedagogy, and our service. Hope is what we have for the future. Hope is what we have in you, our partners, especially today. Our hope is that on this Holy Trinity Sunday you will commit or re-commit yourself to a partnership with Trinity and our mission to “form leaders for Christ’s Church at work in the world.”

June 15-16, 2022 is Trinity’s Annual Day of Giving. Our goal today is $15,000 toward our new $2.5 million Contextual Education Endowment which will fund Internships and more! Currently, this endowment’s balance is nearly $300,000 including two lead gifts from the former Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and the former Reformation Lutheran Church in Westlake, OH.

Look to Trinity’s Social Media and web pages for more information about this year’s campaign, #HopeForTrinity, and ways to give. You may also give online here:, enter the amount you would like to give, then under “Designation” select “Other” and type in “Contextual Education Endowment.” Of course, you may also mail a check with “Contextual Education Endowment” in the memo line.

Thank you for your continued generosity to Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University. We are grateful for your partnership.

The Rev. Mary Ann Siefke