Jeremy has been a member of the Religion department at Augsburg University since 2006 with specific responsibilities for facilitating the University’s Theology and Public Leadership degree program, the Youth Studies minor, and the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute. He is a rostered Deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). You can learn more about his views on ministry with youth and young adults at his blog, or by reading his book Liberating Youth from Adolescence.
Jeremy has served in the field of ministry with youth and young adults professionally since 1997. He loves working with those in this chapter of life and equally loves helping faith communities become more engaged in their lives.
He believes young people today are not longing for anything different than previous generations. But the culture in which they experience these longings has grown increasingly complex and the gap between our young adults and congregations is greater than it has ever been. This gap has appeared as congregations have failed to move into this complex culture with their young people. Jeremy is certain congregations can learn and implement practices that move them into this complex public square where their young adults are seeking to navigate life and faith.
- B.S. University of Minnesota, 1997
- M.A. Luther Seminary, 2002
- Ph.D. Luther Seminary, 2008
“The Family in the Formation of Faith: Effective? Private? Public?” in Lutheranism and Famil(ies) by the Association of Teaching Theologians and Lutheran University Press (forthcoming).
“A Church for the World,” Connect: Journal of Youth and Family Ministry (Winter 2014), 7-9.
“Teaching Interfaith Engagement as Faith Formation: Towards a Necessary Framework, Knowledge Base, and Skill Set,” The Journal of Youth Ministry 11:1 (Fall 2012), 65-88.
“Cultivating Faith through Interfaith Engagement,” Immerse: A Journal of Faith, Life and Youth Ministry 2, no. 2 (2011), 46-47.
“Ten Theses on Youth and the Church,” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 50, no. 2 (2011), 110-11.
“Have We Given Them Any Other Option?” Concord 32, no. 1 (2011), 12-13, 19.
“The Freedom of a Teenager: Vocation and Service Learning as the Future of Youth Ministry,” Dialog: A Journal of Theology 47, no. 4 (2008), 327-338.
“Discipleship Happens,” Connect: Journal of Youth and Family Ministry (Spring 2008), 5-6.
“Adolescent Experiences of Christ’s Presence and Activity in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” Journal of Youth and Theology 7, no. 1 (2008), 27-43.
“Backyard and Beyond,” The Lutheran 20, no. 2 (February 2007), 34-35.
“From Practical to Practicing: A New Adjective for Youth Ministry,” Clergy Journal 81, no. 5 (March 2005), 6-9
“Got Questions?” The Lutheran 16, no. 3 (March 2003), 40-43.
“Rooting Youth in the Spirit,” The Lutheran 15, no. 7 (July 2002), 32-33.