Well, folks, I made it unscathed through the first stage of Candidacy in the ELCA — I’ve officially been “Entranced.” Since then, I’ve been setting about finding a way to fund my seminary education at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. While I have been granted a full tuition scholarship along with generous support from my church, Grace Lutheran in Lincoln, I still find myself coming up way short for living expenses; and am also finding that scholarship opportunities are incredibly slim for first year seminary students. For that reason, I have started a gofundme.com page, hoping to cover more of the deficit I anticipate in my living expenses in Chicago. I’ve received my first donation of $20 and am grateful for any contribution of any size.
As I’ve written many times in this blog, I am so excited to be part of the future of this church, and I really do feel like I have been blessed with many gifts that I will put to good use in ministry. Please consider helping me fund my education so that I may become a more effective leader in the ELCA. Thank you.