Christensen Vocation Lunch

An event that strengthens the concept of vocation at Augsburg for faculty and staff by providing role models from within the community to share a presentation on their sense of call and life journey.

Fall 2016 – Leif Anderson

Equipping the Saints (Enterprise Edition)

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Leif Anderson, vice president and chief strategy officer.

The Vocation Lunch with Leif Anderson took place on November 16, 2016.  

As vice president and chief strategy officer, Leif Anderson leads institutional planning and effectiveness at Augsburg, working to realize the college’s vision through implementation of the Augsburg2019 strategic plan. Leif’s role includes special support for the president and the staffing of key committees including the University Council, the President’s Leadership Team, and the Regents Committee of the Board.

Prior to his appointment as chief strategy officer in 2016, Leif served for 20 years in leadership roles within Augsburg’s information technology organization. He became Augsburg’s first chief information officer in 2002 and was promoted to vice president in 2008. Alongside his leadership in higher education, Leif is a dedicated volunteer in the performing arts, having served for 13 years as a founding board member of TU Dance, a renowned contemporary dance organization in St. Paul.  He holds a B.A. in German from the University of Minnesota, and a Master’s in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School.

Spring 2016 – Darcey Engen

Darcey Engen, Associate Professor and Chair of Theater Arts, reflected on her vocational journey on April 1, 2016.

Video of the presentation available upon request.

Fall 2015 – Mary Laurel True

A “True” Calling to this College and this Community

On November 18, 2015, Mary Laurel True, Director of Community Engagement and Service-Learning, shared about her “True” calling, which includes 25+ years serving Augsburg and the surrounding community. Audio of the presentation available upon request.

Spring 2015 – Jeff Swenson

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015Augsburg Athletic Director Jeff Swenson spoke on the winding road to his vocation.

Fall 2014 – Dr. Phil Quanbeck II

On Nov. 19, Dr. Phil Quanbeck II presented, ‘The Truth Will Make You Free’: Voice and Callings at Augsburg.

Listen to an audio recording of his presentation.

Winter 2014 – Carol Enke

Poster – Vocation Lunch with Carol Enke

Fall 2013 – Dr. Karen Kaivola

If you missed the fall luncheon with Provost Kaivola and would like to either view her powerpoint or a DVD recording of the presentation, please contact our office.

Poster – Vocation Lunch with Karen Kaivola