What year did you graduate? What were your majors/minors? – I graduated in 2010 with a Youth and Family Ministry major.
What are you doing now (for work)? – I am the Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park, MN.
Why did you study Youth & Family Ministry? – God paved the way for me. I’ve had a lot of great adults/mentors/friends in my life and I wanted to do the same thing for future generations.
Why did you choose Augsburg? – I was interested in studying YFM and running cross country for Coach Barker.
What was the most rewarding part of your Augsburg experience? – Building friendships, Running for Coach Barker, and the YFM program/internship experience
What was the most challenging part? – Battling doubts about being at Augsburg
Did you learn something that you didn’t expect? What was it? – I learned that Augsburg was an incredibly liberal campus despite its ELCA/Church founding.
How did your Augsburg education prepare you for youth ministry work? – My major and my position title say it all! I gained the vital theology both in class and on internship and am now working at my internship site (after 1 yr. and 9months at another church).
If a young person asked you about studying at Augsburg, what advice or guidance would you give them? – I would tell them it’s awesome. The possibilities are near endless. I’d take them on a visit!