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From My Desk to Yours: Help & Hope

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 16 Help and hope can come from the most unexpected places. On September 28, I attended the annual banquet of the ELCA Fund for Leaders, which supports students of tremendous promise attending ELCA seminaries. “I Need Help” In one of the chapel sessions, the preacher was…

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October 5, 2018

An Invitation to Healing

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 15 Dear ULS Community, The ULS Board of Trustees had a fruitful meeting last week, and it was my first Trustees meeting since taking over as interim president in May 2018. The board addressed many issues of paramount importance over the two days of meetings, and…

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September 28, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Prayerful Meetings

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 14 Dear ULS Community, Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to host and participate in the September Board of Trustees meeting on the Gettysburg Campus. It was a time of prayerful discussions keeping our mission of unifying, learning, and serving in our hearts and minds….

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September 21, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Creating in the Image of God

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 13 Over the summer, ULS focused some attention on our art holdings, cataloguing the location and significance of each work, updating the written descriptions accompanying them, and, in some cases, rediscovering pieces in out-of-the way locations on our campuses. From ancient Near Eastern religious statuary and…

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September 14, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Time, Treasure, & Talent

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 12 For more than a week (and possibly longer), I have been reflecting on the meaning and importance of stewardship to United Lutheran Seminary. Especially as it is embraced by the ULS community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and supporters. As I searched for relevant…

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September 7, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Servant Leadership

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 11 What is your image of leadership? Do you think of people in military uniforms? Corporate presidents and C.E.O.’s?  Or, do you think about Mother Theresa helping those living in poverty? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leading with love to greater equality? College and Seminary…

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August 31, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Welcome to the Second Academic Year

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 10 It’s the season of firsts at ULS once again. We had our first classes, our first Eucharist service on both campuses (I preached in Philadelphia while Dean Sebastian preached in Gettysburg), and the first of many opportunities for fellowship on both campuses for this academic…

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August 24, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: What Is Distinctive About US?

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 9 John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. This Summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to…

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August 17, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: Alumni Edition

ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 8 Dear Alumni,  I pray this letter finds you well. I have had many opportunities to meet and speak with several of you over the course of my first two months at the Seminary. It has been a blessing to participate in one Alumni Board meeting,…

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August 9, 2018

From My Desk to Yours: From Vision to Action

A strategic approach to the expression of our mission: Unifying, Learning, Serving. ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 7 On May 17, 2018, the United Lutheran Seminary Board of Trustees approved a mission statement reflective of the goals of our emerging, yet historical institution. The statement of our mission can best be…

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