Thomas F Morgan
Mark Tranvik teaches in the Religion Department and is Director of the Christensen Center on Vocation. He has been at Augsburg since 1995. Prior to that he worked at Luther Seminary and he also served as a parish pastor for ten years. Mark’s academic interests are in the Lutheran Reformation and in particular the relationship between baptism and vocation. He is originally from Duluth and has degrees from Luther College, Yale Divinity School and Luther Seminary. He is married (Ann) and they have two sons, Isak and David. Mark speaks regularly to congregations and church groups on topics like Forgiveness: What It Is and Is Not; Baptism: The Misunderstood Sacrament; Luther and the Reformation; Faith and Politics; and 10 Bible Stories Every Christian Should Know.
Martha E. Stortz is the Bernhardhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation, a position she has held since 2010. Prior to coming to Augsburg College, she had been professor of historical theology and ethics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary/The Graduate Union in Berkeley, California for almost thirty years. She holds a BA from Carleton College in English, an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is the author of several books, including A World According to God(2004) and Blessed to Follow (2008). Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Marty enjoys hiking, swimming, and the light in Minnesota.
Lonna Field serves as Program Coordinator for the Christensen Center for Vocation at Augsburg College. She has worked at Augsburg College since 2009 through the Lilly Grant, Campus Ministry, and the Center for Faith and Learning. Lonna’s background is in the youth development field, previously serving as Youth Education Coordinator at Redeemer Center for Life and as a Mentor Coordinator through the Boys and Girls Club. Lonna earned her BA from Wartburg College in Elementary Education and Mathematics. A native Iowan, Lonna found a love for the city through her experience in Lutheran Volunteer Corp. She currently is active in various youth ministry endeavors, volleyball leagues, and a member of the Capri Big Band.