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2004 Honors Graduates, LTSP

I received my Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2004.  I was one of five students to graduate with honors among 62 graduates.

Highlights of my seminary career include:

  • President, class of 2004.
  • Multiple awards for academic achievement
  • First winner of the Atonement-Asbury Park Preaching Award.
  • ELCA Horizon Internship – Grace Lutheran Church, Camden, NJ
  • Field Education – Mediator Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA
  • Clinical Pastoral Education – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
I served as a member of the LTSP Alumni/ae Board from 2006 through 2010.
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My undergraduate degree in in Sociology from Messiah College in Grantham, PA.  I entered college as an engineering major and found myself drawn to Sociology as I began to discern what would be a call to a life of ministry.

Interestingly, I chose sociology at a college where a degree in Biblical Studies or Christian Ministry was available.  It had become very clear to me that my road to serving Jesus needed to be rooted in understanding people, culture, and society.