Annual Report 2012.p65 - Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

					Always Reforming
A Report to Our Ministry Partners
2011-2012


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                          Dear Friends of PLTS,
                          Martin Luther taught that, even we only need be baptized once into God’s wide mercy, we would do
                          well to renew our baptism every day. There is something about living in this world that can smudge
                          our vision of God’s love for us through Jesus the Messiah. So we need to be reminded again and
                          again of the power of God’s action among us: washing us, making us new, and incorporating us into
                          Christ’s own body. That reminding takes place as we pray, study scripture, share life with God’s
                          saints, hear God’s Word preached, and take part in Holy Communion.
                          A byword of the Reformation was semper reformanda, Latin for “always reforming.” Even a once-
                          reformed church can become complacent and stuck. As a church of the Reformation we must be
                          ever attentive to self-examination, changing where necessary and being open to new movements of
                          the Holy Spirit.
With your help, the staff, faculty and students of PLTS are continually reforming and being made new. We seek to be partners in
building a church that pleases God and serves our neighbors. That work is never done. It must be accomplished in new ways in
every age. More students than ever are alert to new models of ministry that will show us how the gospel can take shape in novel
environments. Faculty members are adapting the curriculum and offering courses on-line to accommodate new student circum-
stances. Our whole institution is building partnerships that will deepen our ability to serve, and to be reformed while serving.
Chief among these potential partnerships is the one growing with California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Boards of
both schools have agreed on a common set of principles as the basis for a proposed merger. We are working with legal counsel
to make our vision a practical reality. The idea is that PLTS will become a part of the University while remaining a seminary of
the ELCA and a partner in the Graduate Theological Union here in Berkeley. We know the church needs leaders. We believe
we can prepare leaders better together! This is indeed reformation for the sake of the proclamation of the gospel.
So to all you companion reformers, thank you, thank you, thank you! You all who are listed within this report not only give
courage to this enterprise, you ARE courage. You are reminders to us of God’s love in Jesus. Thank you for opening your hearts
and committing your resources to the sacred task of forming leaders for our church and our world. You bless us to continue this
reforming ministry together.
Yours in Christ,



Dr. Phyllis Anderson
President



PLTS Board of Directors
Linda Baumhefner                Kathleen Elliott Chillison       Rev. William Harman              Sara O. Rehms
Pleasant Hill, CA               Carson, CA                       Encinitas, CA                    San Clemente, CA
Brad Berg                       Doug Cook                        Rev. Dr. Robert Kugler           Rev. Lisa Smith Fiegel
Sammamish, WA                   Cheyenne, WY                     West Linn, OR                    Anchorage, AK
Bishop Chris Boerger            Kathy Dean                       Rev. John Lund                   Evan Sperline
Seattle, WA                     Novato, CA                       Missoula, MT                     Soap Lake, WA
Twila Burdick                   Rev. Ruben Duran                 Beverly Masini                   Bishop Steve Talmage
Phoenix, AZ                     Chicago, IL                      Olympia, WA                      Phoenix, AZ
James Carlson                   Greg Egertson                    Carol McDivitt                   Dr. Paul Tillquist
San Jose, CA                    San Francisco, CA                Loveland, CO                     Saint Paul, MN
Mary Carlson                    Bishop Murray Finck              Debra Papageorge
Bellingham, WA                  Yorba Linda, CA                  Westlake Village, CA

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             The 2011-2012 PLTS Faculty
Phyllis B. Anderson                         Moses Penumaka
President                                   Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology
BA, CSU Sacramento                          Director of the Theological Education for
MDiv, Wartburg Theological Seminary           Emerging Ministries Program
PhD, Aquinas Institute of Theology.         BSc, Andhra University
  St. Louis, Systematic Theology            BD and MTh, United Theological College
                                            ThD, Graduate Theological Union




Michael Aune                                Ted Peters
Dean of the Chapel                          Professor of Systematic Theology
Professor of Liturgical and Historical      GTU Core Doctoral Faculty
Studies                                     Co-editor, Theology and Science
GTU Core Doctoral Faculty                   Director, Institute for Theology and Ethics
BA, St. Olaf College                        BA, Michigan State University
MDiv, Luther Theological Seminary           MDiv, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
MA and PhD, University of Notre Dame        MA and PhD, University of Chicago
                                            DHL, Wittenberg University
                                              and Lund University




David Balch                                 The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Rogers
Professor of New Testament                  Professor of Homiletics
GTU Core Doctoral Faculty                   GTU Core Doctoral Faculty
BA, MA, Abilene Christian University        BA, Concordia Sr. College
MDiv, Union Theological Seminary            MDiv, Wartburg Theological Seminary
PhD, Yale University                        MA, University of California, Davis
                                            PhD, Graduate Theological Union




Steed Davidson                              The Rev. Dr. Jane Strohl
Assistant Professor of Old Testament        Professor of Reformation History
BA, MA, University of West Indies             and Theology
STM, Boston University                      BA, Vassar College
MPhil, PhD, Union Theological Seminary      MDiv, Lutheran Theological Seminary,
                                             Gettysburg
                                            MA, PhD, University of Chicago




Carol Jacobson                              The Rev. Dr. Alicia Vargas
Associate Professor of Practical Theology   Dean of the Faculty
Youth and Family Ministers Director         Associate Professor of Multicultural
Director of Theological Programs             and Contextual Studies
 for High School Youth                      BA, MA, California State University,
BA, Withworth College                        Long Beach
MA and PhD, Graduate Theological Union      PhD, University of California, Irvine
                                            MDiv, MA, Pacific Lutheran
                                             Theological Seminary



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                                 Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
                            Donations Received July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012
                                                 Randall and Carolyn Foster                       Rev. Dr. Ernst Frederick Tonsing
Individual Donors                                Rev. Kathryn Franzenburg                         Rev. Gerald and Karen Wahl
                                                 Mona Furnberg                                    Rev. John and Margaret Wetzel
President’s Council Circle                       Ronald and Linda Gunden                          Joel Wudel and Rev. Kari Sansgaard
$50,000 and up                                   Paul and Marilyn Halvor
Kathy Dean
                                                 Revs. William and Victoria Hamilton              PLTS Partners Circle
                                                 Gail and Ralph Hendrickson                       $600 to $999
President’s Leadership Circle                    Rev. Dr. Clair and Virginia Hoifjeld             Rev. Dr. David Balch
                                                 Rev. Gregory and Dr. Christine Holler-Dinsmore   Rev. William and Barbara Dowling
$10,000 to $49,999                               Rev. Lara Janssen                                Bishop Murray and Rhoda Finck
The Anderson Family Charitable Fund of the       Cindy and Gene Johnson                           Bishop Robert and Linda Hofstad
 Lutheran Community Foundation                   Rev. Dr. Everett and Clara Kalin                 Rev. Eugene and Judith Jewell
Rev. Drs. Phyllis and Herbert Anderson           Norman W. Kettner                                Revs. Merton Johnson and Mary Rowe
Mark and Susan Bertelsen                         Kevin and Joyce Kindschuh                        Rev. Ned and Dr. Jill Lenhart
Rev. Lori Eickmann and Stephen Wright            Rev. Lowell E. and Shirley E. Knutson            Rev. Charlane Lines
The Mary Wiese Gundelach Fund, an advised fund   David and Rosemarie Kumpe                        Katherine Loyd
  of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation     DeAne Lagerquist and Richard Dunning             Rev. Martha Maier and Philip Isensee
Donald and Jill Knuth                            Rev. Melvin and Shirley Langeland                Rev. Mark and Kim Meyer
Donald and Maria Kukla                           Thomas and Donna Larson                          Bishop Dean and Marianne Nelson
Dr. Judith K. and Norman Larsen                  Harold and Judy Leach                            John J. Padley, Jr.
Wilma Pastilla                                   Rev. Jean E. Lebbert                             Rev. Dr. Moses Penumaka
Sara Olson Rehms and Mark Rehms                  Pastor Steven and Jennifer Leiser                James and Ramona Rombach
Rev. Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye                         Rev. Helen and George Liesenberg                 Harvey and Melita Schmidt
Thomas and Alison Kling                          Rev. Susan and Richard Lindberg                  Revs. Reginald and Margaret Schultz-Akerson
                                                 Rev. Laura Line                                  David and Elizabeth Tribby
President’s Visionary Circle                     Norman and Barbara Lueck                         Revs. Rebecca and Thomas Von Fischer
$5,000 to $9,999                                 L. Karsten and Kirsten M. Lundring               Bishop Martin Wells and Rev. Susan Briehl
Brad and Carla Berg                              Rev. Ronald and Marilyn Martinson
                                                                                                  Rev. David C. and Elisabeth O. Wold
Twila and James Burdick                          Beverly and Stephen Masini
Rev. Anne and James Carlson                      Carol and Bill McDivitt                          PLTS Friends Circle
Rev. Donna R. Duensing                           Dr. Margaret R. McLean
                                                 Rev. George and Jean Metzenthin                  $120 to $599
Paul and Jill Larson
Peter Rive                                       Arlene E. Mills                                  Dorothy Arata
Barbara D. Schaefer-Venerdi                      Rev. Jane and L. W. Mitcham                      Andrea Arey
Dr. Paul and Ruth Tillquist                      Larry Moeller                                    Rev. Ellen Ayres
Charlotte Traynor                                Rev. Ronald and Virginia Moen                    Kenneth and Patricia Baker
Rev. Robert and Sally Winkel                     Dr. Harvey and Elizabeth Mohrenweiser            Gary and Autumn Bea
Ranae Hyer Wright                                Rev. Jack and Ruth Niemi                         Rev. Thomas and Kathryn Beck
                                                 Rev. Harold and Shirley Nilsson                  Rev. J. Steven and Meri H. Beckham
President’s Stewards Circle                      Donald and Mary Ostrom                           Archie Bishop
                                                 Donald and Grace Ostrus                          Barbara Bock
$1,000 to $4,999                                                                                  Cathleen and Harold Bohman
Anonymous                                        Evelyn L. Otto
                                                 Debora Ow                                        Rev. Juliet and Paul Bongfeldt
Dr. Gary and Patricia Andeen                                                                      Rev. David T. Bowman
Roger and Lora Anderson                          Clint and Margaret Pehrson
                                                 Rev. Gary and Judith Pence                       Rev. Mark and Donna Brocker
Ray and Martha Bailey                                                                             Robert Brorby
Rev. David and Gloria Baker                      Rev. Dr. Roger and Annette Pettenger
                                                 Richard S. Phillips                              Rev. Clark Brown and Rosa Lopez
Rev. Paul Baughman and Louise Lindeman                                                            Jean Bruns
Kent and Marie-Jose Baum                         LaVinnia and Rich Pierson
                                                 Evelyn G. Price                                  David and Beth Caldwell
Rev. Howard and Loree Baumgart                                                                    Bernice E. Campbell
Linda and Peter Baumhefner                       Rev. Robert L. Quam
                                                 Ronald and Dorothy Rasmussen                     Congresswoman Lois G. Capps
Vernon Beadles                                                                                    James and Anne Carlson
Dr. James P. and Virginia Beasom III             Rev. Patricia and Michael Reed
                                                 Alan and Judith Richardson                       Revs. Cindy Carroll and Don Haven
Bishop Wm Chris and DeDe Boerger                                                                  Rev. Jocelyn and Dave Carson
Jacqueline Boynton                               Rev. Michael and Linda Rogers
                                                 Rev. David and Marcella Rohrer                   Rev. Kenneth and Phyllis Caudill
Rev. Dr. Dale and Barbara Burke                                                                   John and Anne Clark
Rev. Bryn A. Carlson                             Rev. John Rosenberg and Nancy Faaren
                                                 Robert and Shirley Salter                        Hans J. Clausen
Mary R. Carlson                                                                                   Hazel D. Clegg
Thomas Carlson                                   Rev. Dr. Jerry and Carol Schmalenberger
                                                 Dr. Rod and Sharon Schofield                     Gloria K. Clemmons
Rev. Drs. Steven Churchill and Alicia Vargas                                                      Rev. J. Wendell and Mary Clutz
Lynda and Jerry Engelhardt                       Rev. Rodney and Sandra Seeger
                                                 Sally A. Simmel                                  Rev. Paul and Marsha Collinson-Streng
Dr. Earl Ensberg                                                                                  Diane and Kenneth Cone
Jon and Amy Ericson                              Evan and Linda Sperline
                                                 Revs. Brian and Mary Stein-Webber                Doug and Barbara Cook
Dean and Ruth Fardal                                                                              Bishop Jessica Crist and Turner Graybill
Rev. Elwin and Helen Farwell                     James and Joan Strawn
                                                 Donna Swanson                                    Rev. Gerarlyn and Earl Cunningham
Mary Helen Finch                                                                                  Gordon and Laurel Dean
Rev. Barbara Foltin and Todd Stiers              Bishop Stephen and Barbara Talmage
                                                 Rev. Jeffrey and Pam Thiemann                    Revs. Kristine Dietzen and Fred Schmidt
                                                 Terrie and Janet Thompson                        William and Janice Dost
4                                                James and Rebecca Thvedt                         Revs. Ruben and Jean Duran
     In Memoriam: Thomas Kling, Sr.
    One could never                                                             Tom was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in
    mistake Tom Kling for                                                       Wauwatosa, a nearby suburb. He received a BA
    anybody else; he was                                                        degree from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota
    sui generis. In coat                                                        and an MBA from Stanford University. Since 1950, he
    and bow tie, he graced                                                      lived in Orinda, California, working in the insurance
    many events at the                                                          business.
    campus of PLTS,                                                             Tom was one of the seven founders of Holy Shepherd
    smiling and greeting                                                        Lutheran Church in Orinda, where he was Sunday
    every person he ran                                                         School director, council member and President. He
    across. His usual first                                                     served on the boards of PLTS and Salem Lutheran
    words with someone                                                          Home in Oakland. He was a Cub and Boy Scout
    he didn’t know were,                                                        Master and a life-long fitness enthusiast, especially
    “Hi! I’m Tom Kling.                                                         enjoying walking trips in Great Britain.
    I’m a heck of a guy!”
    And then he would enter into warm conversation, or                          Tom was married first to Helen Keith and then to
    just as often, an encouragement to his new friend to                        Marie Olson, who both succumbed to cancer. In 2003
    support the seminary.                                                       he married Alison McKinlay. Tom Kling passed away
                                                                                on February 17, 2012. In his will, he designated a
    Tom was a founding member of the legacy group at                            substantial gift to establish the Thomas F. Kling Schol-
    PLTS, Remember the Future. Of the 240 or so people                          arship Endowment Fund, in honor of his children,
    in RtF, probably most of them could trace their mem-                        Tamsen Kling Smith and Thomas F. Kling, Jr.
    bership to some kind of interaction with Tom. Tom
    Kling was also an original board member of the PLTS                         We miss Tom’s unmatchable enthusiasm, his coura-
    Foundation, whose sole purpose is to support the                            geous spirit, his confident faith and his generous heart.
    mission of the seminary.                                                    And we do well to heed what were often his parting
                                                                                comments: “Keep the Faith!”



Revs. Timothy and Patricia Dutcher-Walls               Rev. Holly Gunby                              Rev. Susan Kintner and John Reiser
Rev. Lauren I. Egdahl                                  Rev. Sharon L. Gunderson                      Norman and Paula Knoll
Dr. Erick and Harriet Egertson                         P. Gerald Haag                                Dr. Bradley Knudson and Susan Parr
Greg A. Egertson                                       Rev. Marilyn G. Hanson                        Eric and Lori Kolstad
Dalene Eimon                                           Rev. William and Patti Harman                 Rev. Dr. Robert and Mitzi Kugler
Revs. Elizabeth Ekdale and Hans Hoch                   Gary and Sheryl Harrington                    Eva M. Landmann
Olaf and Theresa Elander                               Barbara Harrison Condon and Larry Harrison    Rev. Linda C. Larson and Dr. Clifford J. Sells
The John H. and Dietlinde M. Elliott Charitable Fund   Rev. Robyn M. Hartwig                         Rev. Matthew and Kristin Larson
  of the Lutheran Community Foundation                 David and Andrea Hayes                        Rev. Hartley F. and Mary Ann Lee
Rev. John and Marsha Embree                            Rev. Steve Herder                             John and Barbara Lester
Dr. James Emerson                                      Scott Herhold and Sarah Janigian              Rev. John and Bernice Lindstrom
John and Kathleen Erickson                             Rev. Adrianne G. Heskin                       Kenneth and Grace Liscom
Rev. Daniel and Karen Erlander                         Rev. Timothy G. Hillerman                     Rev. James Lobdell and Vickie Kropenske
Rev. Frank Espegren and Rhonda Holmen                  Bishop Mark and Debbi Holmerud                Rev. Sharon D. Lubkeman
Paul and Louise Evenson                                Rev. Vernon and Marcia Holmes                 Mary-Carlton Lull
Rev. Dr. Norbert and Adora Firnhaber                   Erin Horne                                    Rev. Darrel and Joanne Lundby
Mark Fischer                                           Sue and Donald Hull                           Rev. John and Louise Maakestad
Nels Flesher and Darice Grass                          Kathryn Hunt                                  Rev. John and Judith Maas
Peggy and Eldred Fredstrom                             Dr. Kathleen and David Hurty                  Doris Matthews
George and Virginia Fries                              Larry and Susan Ivanjack                      Rev. Erman and Clara Mays, Jr.
Catherine Fuglestad                                    Dr. Carol Jacobson                            Sandra Mays
Rev. Jerald and Anne Furgurson                         Gregory Jahnke and Brian Richards             Rev. Cora Lee and Harold Meier
Rev. Philip and Jean Gangsei                           Rev. Michael and Jody Jeffrey                 Rev. James and Sondra Mericle
Dr. Spencer and Patricia Gedestad                      Rev. Christian Jennert                        Alice Meyer
Rev. Daniel and Karlyn Gibson                          Rev. Glenn E. Johnson                         Robert Michelet
Rev. Sherwood and Jeanne Glover                        Karen and David Johnson                       Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Earna Mikulasek
Rev. Linda M. Golden                                   Rev. Larry and Sally Johnson                  Rev. Jerry and Margaret Miller
Gregory and Diana Gomez                                Lee and Susan Johnson                         Rev. Lyle G. and Sonja E. Miller
Grier and Linnea Graff                                 Rev. Paul and Frieda Jordan                   Esther M. Misterek
Bruce J. Granicher                                     Rev. Julie Josund and Patrick Brady           Stewart Morton and Stella Rosenquist
Rev. Kathryn A. Grindberg                              Rev. Ronald and Janet Kempe                   Donald and Beret Mott
Reijer and Barbara Groenveld                           Dale and Vernita Kennen                       Rev. Dr. R. Kevin and Debi M. Murphy
Rev. Paul and Julie Gross                              Rev. Susan A. Kent                            Rev. Susan and James Nachtigal
Robert and Carol Grosse                                Rev. John and Joanne Kerr                                                                      5
                                                                                      Binney Nast
                                                                                      Bruce Naylor
                                                                                      Peter and Julie Neyhart
                                                                                      Donald Nielsen
    PLTS Graduates are Prepared to be:                                                Niels and Elis Nielsen
                                                                                      Marilyn and Herbert Norleen
                                                                                      Rev. James L. Norlie
                                                                                      Kathleen Ohman
          DISCIPLES of Jesus Christ                                                   Gladys and David Olsen
          • Growing in personal faith                                                 Rebecca and Kevin Osman
          • Grounded in a faithful and critical appropriation of the bible and        Debra Kaye Papageorge
                                                                                      Marilyn Paulson
            Lutheran tradition
                                                                                      John and Kirsten Pederson
          • Committed to serving                                                      Rev. Dr. Eugene and Shirley Perry
                                                                                      Rev. Dr. Peter and Dana Perry
          LOVERS of God and the people of God                                         Rev. David A. Peters
                                                                                      Rev. Glenn and Carol Petersen
          • Practicing personal and corporate spiritual discipline                    Rev. Jon and Dorothy Petersen
          • Participating in activities that promote justice, relieve misery, and     Ellen Peterson
            reconcile the estranged                                                   Karl Pfeiffer and Grace Cavallaro
          • Developing a healthy pastoral identity                                    Rev. David and Jane Pflieger
                                                                                      Rev. Dr. Alan and Sandra Piotter
                                                                                      Rev. Pamela and David Pond
          READERS of cultural, political and social issues                            Susan and Frederick Ramsay
          • Understanding global urbanization, secularism, fundamentalism,            Rev. Rudolph and Irene Ramseth
                                                                                      Rev. Dr. Philip S. and N. Lynne Ramstad
            and religious pluralism                                                   Alvin and Mary Randall
          • Dedicated to ethnic and cultural diversity                                Rev. Donald T. and Roberta Ranstrom
          • Learning to analyze the causes of opression and injustice                 Rev. Dr. David Ratke and Noelle Rasmussen
                                                                                      Rev. Dr. Edward and Barbara Ray
                                                                                      Marcia Riggers
          TELLERS of the Christian story                                              Susan Rae Riley
          • Knowing the story of Jesus Christ and its significance                    Patricia Robertson and Rev. Bertha von Craigh
          • Proclaiming the gospel message with its healing and liberating power      Rev. Dr. Thomas and Tricia Rogers
                                                                                      Rev. Gary and Suzanne Rohde
          • Preserving and transmitting the gospel faithfully to future generations   Rev. Nitza Rosario
                                                                                      Gerry and Priscilla Sanchez
                                                                                      Rev. Kari Sansgaard
                                                                                      Rev. Martin and Barbara Schaefer
          BUILDERS of community                                                       Rev. Donald and Shirley Schneider
          • Leading Christian worship in Word and Sacrament                           Rev. D. Erich and Susan Schwartz
          • Empowering and equipping the people of God                                Rev. P. Kempton and Christine A. Segerhammar
          • Understanding the basics of organizational dynamics                       Bernice Severson
                                                                                      Revs. Peter and Jane Shen
                                                                                      Rev. Lisa Smith Fiegel and Eric Fiegel
                                                                                      Dr. Dale Soden
                                                                                      Rev. Jay and Isa Spoonheim
          LEADERS of congregational community                                         Dr. John and Elaine Stamm
          • Having discerned a call to ministry                                       Harriett Steinhaus-Dick
          • Dedicated to serving among the servants                                   Rev. Dr. Walter and Barbara Stuhr
          • Inspiring a shared vision of the Christian’s calling in daily life        L. Michael and Christine C. Telleen
                                                                                      Rev. Paul and Elin Teyler
                                                                                      Georgine Thompson
                                                                                      Rev. David and Martha Tiede
          MISSIONERS reaching out to the wider community and world                    Dr. Charles and Frances Townes
                                                                                      Jeff Townsend
          • Dedicated to evangelism                                                   Rolph Tunby
          • Acting as public theologians                                              Lt. Col. Darrell and Carol Tuntland
          • Fostering unity with other church and community leaders                   Elizabeth Ungrodt
                                                                                      Larry and Phyllis Vachal
                                                                                      Dr. Barbara B. Varenhorst
                                                                                      Rev. John and Monique Vaswig
          LEARNERS for a lifetime                                                     Neil and Verna Walden
          • Deepening participation in the practices of faith                         Dr. Susan Walima and John Hodges
                                                                                      Revs. Kristina and Erik Weber
          • Challenging the mind through study and dialogue with others
                                                                                      Rev. Carol and James West
          • Expanding the heart through love of God and service to one’s              Rev. Carl and Dianne Wilfrid
            neighbor                                                                  Rev. Michael Wilker and Judy Kittleson
          • Energizing missional vocation for the sake of the gospel                  Rev. William and Laverne Williams
                                                                                      Rev. Franklin and Marcia Wilson
                                                                                      Rev. David Windle
                                                                                      Larry and Jane Winter
                                                                                      Rev. Timothy and Susan Wolbrecht
6                                                                                     William and Ruth Wootten
Revs. Donna and Don Wright
Rev. David C. Yagow
Rev. Dr. Edmond Yee and Guifang Luo                 Class of 2012: Christine Higuera-Street
Rev. Eric and Cathy Yochheim
William E. and Edna Jo Zemke
                                                    “I’m just passing through” is the              learn and her supervisor, the Rev.
Dr. Joseph and Betty Zingale                        motto by which Christine has lived             Barbara Foltin, helped her to put
Rev. Ronald and Robin Zoesch                        over the last decade or so. When               her faith leadership training into
                                                    she was preparing to do her under-             practice.
PLTS Supporters Circle
                                                    graduate work at California
Up to $119                                                                                         As a recent graduate of both CLU
Dr. Norman O. and Margaret Aarestad                 Lutheran University, and before
A. John and Barbara Ahlquist                        coming to PLTS, she knew she felt              and PLTS, Christine has strong
Beverly J. Allen                                    called to study at each school.                feelings about the possible merger
Martha and Walter Alston
                                                    However, it was not until she                  of the schools, believing that each
Lowell and Dottie Alt                                                                              institution has resources that would
Alexandra Andeen                                    visited the physical place that she
Rev. Robert W. Andersen                             knew they were where was meant                 benefit the other. For example,
Leslie and D’Ann Anderson                           to be. “It was like the decision was           CLU has a diversity professor
Karl W. Arasmith                                                                                   which could help PLTS with their
Rev. Dr. William and Sandra Arbaugh                 made for me; I just had to visit to
Steven Argyris and Kathleen Cody                    confirm it!”                                   anti-racism training.
Rev. Donald and Ella Auclair
                                                    One highlight of her seminary                  Christine is now serving as pastor
Rev. Jane and Barry Baker
Rev. Dr. Charles and Deborah Bang                   career was being at Saint Paul’s               of College Lutheran Church in San
Paul H. Basting
                                                    Lutheran Church in Vallejo. The                Diego. She says she is “excited to
Kristin Luana and Olaf Baumann                                                                     be let loose in the world of pro-
Rev. Justin and Katie Baxter                        congregation and her supervisor,
Rev. David and Susan Beard                          the Rev. Barbara Foltin, helped her            claiming the gospel.”
Erica Becker                                        to figure out what she needed to
H. Wilhelm and Sondra Behrens
Carl and Norma Beil
Rev. Glynn and Bruce Bell
Patricia P. Bennett
Sidney and Beryl Bennett                         Ed and Sue Davis                                  Bob and Gerry Grover
Rev. Gary and Sonja Berg                         Rev. Mary E. Davison                              Revs. Kathryn Gulbranson and Thomas Gable
Rev. Jacqueline R. Berlien                       Anna-Marie Dias                                   Harold E. and Ada Marie Haake
Martin M. Berndt                                 Mark and Nancy Dickman                            Danielle Haar
Cynthia Biddlecomb and Paul Bradley              Robert and Judith Dickson                         Rev. Patricia and Cordell Halverson
Doris Bishop                                     Rev. Daniel and Cahrene Dimick                    Rev. Richard and Barbara Halvorsen
Dave and Dorothy Bjornson                        Ruth and Peter Dow                                Rev. Bruce and Cindy Hannem
Jacob and Janice Block                           Rev. Robert and Marjorie Drewes                   Albert and Marilyn Hanson
Ada Blume                                        Rev. Virginia and Robert DuMars                   Rev. Dr. Gordon and Lyla Hanson
Evelyn Botti                                     Martin and Jane Dumler                            Rev. Bruce E. Harshberger
Jennifer and John Bower                          Rev. Dr. Gerald and Crystalle Ebbinga             James and Linda Harvey
Rev. Kathleen and Norman Boyer-Visser            John and Virginia Edlund                          Ronald and Patricia Hassett
Rev. Dr. Melvin and Doris Briere                 Kathleen Elliott Chillison and Robert Chillison   Rev. Iver and Virginia Haugen
Rev. Frank and Barbara Brocker                   Carol O Elmstedt                                  Sharon Heck
Jeffrey Brosch                                   Rev. Charles and Helen Endter                     John and Ruth Helgeson
Jean Brown                                       Rev. Carl W. Erickson                             Sara Hench
Rebecca Brown                                    Dr. Guy Erwin                                     Ardelle Hester
Alan and Sally Brudos                            Gale and Helen Estergreen                         Nancy Hieta
Robert and Virginia Buhl                         Rev. Thomas and Nadine Evens                      Arvis and Roger Hiniker
Madelyn and Dennis Busse                         Rev. Charles R. Exley                             Steve Hitchcock
Judith and Thomas Campbell                       Brian K. Farmer                                   Rev. Gerald and Martha Hoffman
Mark and Ann Carlson                             Rev. Paul and Ingrid Feiertag                     Christine Holler-Dinsmore
Rev. Allen and Kay Cassel                        Timothy Feiertag                                  Tim and Beth Holst
Robert and Laurie Chapman                        Daniel and Charla Fischer                         Rev. Eugene and Grace Holtz
Ruth G. Christiansen                             Rev. George and Susan Fitzgerald                  Dr. Oris B. and Mildred Houglum
Rev. Joseph Chu and Elizabeth Ma                 Kaye and Raymond Fitzsimons                       Rev. Mark and Diana Howard
John and Carolyn Clauss                          Cecilia Fjellman                                  Rev. Dr. John and Judith Huber
Rev. E. Dale Click                               Rev. Nimrod and Juanita Flores                    Lois Huseby
Rev. Donald and Audrey Clinton                   David and Delores Forkey                          Vivian Irmscher
Jane Vesy Colrud                                 Glen and Arline Fors                              Rev. William Jon Irons
Eileen and William Cook                          Rev. Robert and Helen Freistedt                   Lance and Carol Jacobson
Dr. Stephen Cornils and Leslie Quigley Cornils   Paul and Eloise Gahl                              Mary Jane Jacobson
Lois C. Croft                                    Bob Geisler                                       Marjorie S. Jencks
Greig and Suzanne Cummings                       Rev. Steve and Lori Gellatly                      Bill and Barbara Jennings
Rev. Leonard and Anabelle Dalberg                Rev. Calder and Bobbie Gibson                     Rev. Dr. Ellen and Dr. Robert Jennrich
David and Mary Dale                              Eleanor Gibson                                    Revs. James G. Jerpseth and
Devra and Mark Dallman                           Ray and Phyllis Gielarowski                          Karla Jerpseth Halvorson
Mark Daniels                                     Nancy Good Appling                                Rev. Mark W. Jeske
Pamela and Larry Dannenberg                      Rev. Donald K. Green                              Rev. Dr. Donald K. and Ruth Ann Johnson
Cecil and Peggy Davis                            Rev. Paul V. Gregory                              Holly Johnson
                                                 Aaron Greig and Liv Beck                                                                      7
Lowell and Judith Johnson                Rev. Ron and Cindy Moe-Lobeda           Ellen Siverson
Rev. Roger and Eva Johnson               Richard and Sue Monson                  Steven and Karen Sloan
Rev. Mitchell and Mary Jones             Thomas and Carol Morehouse              Sharon Smith and David Moon
Susan and Howard Jones                   Rev. John and Joan Moren                Suzanne J. Smith
Michael and Sherrie Kaiel                Rev. Gary and Carol Morgan-Gohlke       Linda Sol
John and Gail Kautz                      Rev. Michael Mortvedt and Sandy Olson   Art and Joan Sorensen
Rev. Bruce and Mary Keck                 Ronald L. Mueller                       Reburta and John Spinas
Rev. Dale and Jeanne Kemppainen          Rev. Sylvia Mueller                     Dorothy L. Stenman
Ronald and Ragna Kennedy                 Elfie and William Nadell                James R. Stewart
Rev. Newton and Julie Kerney             Rev. David and Ivy Nagler               Edward and Karla Stockton
Benjamin and Stacey Kifer                Rev. Paul and Kikuno Nakamura           Rev. Dr. Jane Strohl
Rev. Dr. Elli M. Kimbauer                Rev. Kathleen and Daniel Neeley         George Studle
Rev. Geraldine C. King                   Rev. Leslie and Margaret Nelson         Rebecca Stuhr
James Kirks                              Thomas and Janet Nelson                 Hiroko Suzuki
Andrew and Lori Kitzing                  Barbara Newcomb                         Carolyn Swanson
Eunice and George Kjaer                  Rev. Carl and Susan Nielsen             Janet Swanson
Rev. Margrethe and Anthony Kleiber       Margaretha A. Northall                  Norman and Phyllis Swenson
Dr. Gerald R. Kleinfeld                  Dr. Luther and Elaine Olmon             Rev. Dr. Mons and Shirley Teig
Rev. Harrison and Maxine Kline           Evelyn Olson                            Helen Tweedy
John and Ortha Kling                     M. Scott Osborne                        Dr. Christy N. Ulleland
Terrence Knaus                           Kenneth and Elaine Parkhurst            Rev. Paul T. Valentiner
Joseph and Kimberly Kochy                Glenn and Laura Paulson                 Rev. Dr. Robert and Constance M. Varblow
Rev. Diane and Paul Krauszer             Evelyn Peratrovich                      Rev. John C. and Bonny Vaught
Kenneth and Lois Krauth                  Rev. Mark and Linda Perry               Rev. C. Emerson and Marion Vedell
John and Dianne Krehbiel                 Donna Petersen                          Rev. Richard W. and Tracy R. Vevia
Ronald and Joan Kresge                   Fern Peterson                           Fran Victor and Clyde Pearce
Kaye and Cdr. Dietrich Kuhlmann          Rev. Lyle and Barbara Peterson          Stanton and Frieda Voll
Todd D. LaGrange                         Robert and Ruth Peterson                Omer Voss
William and Joann Landmark               Ruth Peterson                           Norman and Donna Wagner
Rev. Joel and Rebecca Langholz           Rev. Peter and Lynn Pettit              Rev. Erwin and Vivian Walz
Rebecca and Joel Langholz                Jeanette Pilgrim                        James and Cindy Ware
Thomas Laquidara                         Rev. Lance and Monique Poldberg         Ann Watkins
Rev. Dr. David and Wanda Larson          Marvin and Donella Polehn               Betty Watson
Jessie and Philip Larson                 Lorraine Jean Possin                    Rev. Julie Webb
Rev. Paul and Marlene Larson             Rev. Dr. Robyn and Kathy Provis         Homer and Helen Wells
Bob and Roseanne Lawrence                Charles and Ashley Pugh                 John and Lisa Willbrand
Rev. Dr. Thomas and Bonnie Lee           Rev. Roshandeen Joseph Ramnarine        Gerda Willis
Cista and Alan Leonard                   Rev. Dr. Mark and Rev. Carol Ramseth    Holly Wilson
Diane Lewis                              Frederick Reardon                       Rev. Nancy Winder and J. Lawrence Howard
Rev. Rebecca Liberty                     Rev. Michael Rehak and Maria Mueller    Sarah W. Wing, PhD
Dr. James and Martha Limburg             Tami and Lee Rhodes                     Steven and Margaret Woehleke
Rev. Barbara A. Linder                   Joanne S. Richmond                      KD and John Worzala Dumke
Rev. Jack and Dr. Patricia Lindquist     Thomas E. Ridenhour, Sr.                Ellen J. Yeager
Avis Lindroos                            George Riek                             Rev. Kenneth and Helen Zabel
Rev. Keith D. Long                       Rev. Lynne Y. Rigg                      Brita Zimmerman
Rev. Ogden L. and Mary Ann Lovdokken     Rev. Robert N. Ristad, Jr.
Mary Lowry
Dorothy J. Ludtke
                                         Revs. Bre and Ryan Roberts
                                         J. Terry and Lynda Roberts
                                                                                 Graduate Donors
Rev. Eric and Stephanie Luedtke          Rev. Dr. Roger H. Rogahn                Class of 1954
Rev. John Lund and Karin Fodness         Benjamin Roman                          Rev. Dr. Robert and Constance M. Varblow
Rev. John and Pamela Lundblad            Lee Tarr Ross
Gerald and Linda Lysne                   Virginia F. Rostvold                    Class of 1955
Allen and Joan MacKnight                 Rev. Dr. Lee B. Rozen                   Rev. Howard and Loree Baumgart
Kent and Christine Madsen                Sarah Sanderson                         Rev. Melvin and Shirley Langeland
Rev. Rodney and Nancy Maeker             Darlyce Joyce Sandrock                  Rev. Dr. Edward and Barbara Ray
Rev. Richard and Ingrid Magnuson         Agnes Sankey-McClain                    Class of 1956
Donald and Karin Mai                     Rev. Roy and Dorothy Satre              Rev. John and Bernice Lindstrom
Revs. Melanie and Ron Martin-Dent        Kirsten Sauey and Tom Hofmann           Rev. William and Laverne Williams
Rev. Dr. Martin and Harriet Marty        Pamela S. Schaefer
Bill and Carroll Massie                  Drs. Milo and Mary Scherer              Class of 1958
Louis and Elizabeth Mastrobattista       Linda Schlitt                           Rev. Richard and Ingrid Magnuson
Sherrill A. Mattson                      Maudie E. Schnaible                     Rev. Dr. Eugene and Shirley Perry
Charles and Laurie McClain               Flora Schultz                           Rev. Dr. Walter and Barbara Stuhr
Dana McDonald                            Rev. Craig Schweitzer
Rev. Laurie and Timothy McHugh           Ronald and Nancy Schwiesow              Class of 1959
Rev. F. Noreen Meginness                 Keith and Dianne Selbrede               Rev. Elwin and Helen Farwell
June E. Mertz                            Richard and Carolyn Sellke              Rev. Jerald and Anne Furgurson
Rev. Charles and Phoebe Meyer            Constance and John Seraphine            Rev. Paul T. Valentiner
Rev. Paul and Marilyn Michaelson         Janet Shands                            Class of 1960
Rev. Keith and Kimberley Miller          Janet Shannon                           Rev. William and Barbara Dowling
Rev. Robert L. and Doris G. Miller       Jacqueline and Robert Shanteau          Rev. Robert and Helen Freistedt
Rev. Terry Moe and Michelle Greenfield   Donald and Patricia Shemenske           Rev. Dr. Clair and Virginia Hoifjeld
                                         Rev. Janelle Siffring                   Rev. John and Joanne Kerr
8                                        Christine Sinnott                       Rev. Jon and Dorothy Petersen
Rev. John C. and Bonny Vaught
Rev. John and Margaret Wetzel
                                                 Class of 2012: Mark Meyer
Class of 1962
Rev. Eugene and Judith Jewell                     Mark Meyer spent a year at PLTS
Rev. Robert N. Ristad, Jr.                        after studying for his Master of
Drs. Milo and Mary Scherer                        Divinity degree at another semi-
Rev. Robert and Sally Winkel
                                                  nary. His uncle is George Hoyer, a
Class of 1963                                     professor emeritus at PLTS and
Rev. David T. Bowman
Rev. Kenneth and Phyllis Caudill                  his father received a DMin degree
Dr. Erick and Harriet Egertson                    here as well.
Rev. Carl W. Erickson
Gale and Helen Estergreen                         One of his favorite classes was
Rev. Ogden L. and Mary Ann Lovdokken              Sandra Dager’s “Excellent Litur-
Rev. Dr. Roger and Annette Pettenger
                                                  gist.” She taught him poise and
James R. Stewart
                                                  voice control that will make Mark
Class of 1964
                                                  a better preacher and worship
Sidney and Beryl Bennett
Rev. J. Wendell and Mary Clutz                    leader. He also appreciates the
Rev. Larry and Sally Johnson                      good foundation in Lutheran
                                                  theology he received from the core            coast seminary. I hope that the
Class of 1965
Paul H. Basting                                   curriculum and broad range of                 partnership with the other schools
Rev. Gerald and Martha Hoffman                    readings offered by Dr. Michael               of the GTU can continue because
Rev. Dr. Philip S. and N. Lynne Ramstad                                                         they provide a unique opportunity
Rev. Dr. Roger H. Rogahn                          Aune.
Rev. Martin and Barbara Schaefer
                                                                                                for ecumenical interaction and
Rev. Jay and Isa Spoonheim
                                                  Mark is currently serving as                  cooperation. The GTU also pro-
                                                  Associate Pastor at Evergreen                 vides the broadest range of
Class of 1966
Rev. Timothy G. Hillerman
                                                  Lutheran Church in Evergreen,                 coursework available among our
Rev. Dr. Thomas and Bonnie Lee                    Colorado, concentrating on mission            ELCA seminaries. I believe that a
Rev. Erman and Clara Mays, Jr.                    work, adult education, pastoral               student at PLTS can challenge him
Rev. David and Jane Pflieger                      care, and worship leadership.
Rev. Roshandeen Joseph Ramnarine                                                                or herself to whatever extent they
Rev. Dr. Ernst Frederick Tonsing                  He says, “It is important that the            desire. The academic opportuni-
Class of 1967                                     ELCA continue to have a west                  ties are endless.
Rev. Dr. Edmond Yee and Guifang Luo
Class of 1968
Rev. Gary and Sonja Berg                                                                        Rev. Richard W. and Tracy R. Vevia
Rev. George and Jean Metzenthin                Class of 1976                                    Bishop Martin Wells and Rev. Susan Briehl
Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Earna Mikulasek           Rev. Terry Moe and Michelle Greenfield
                                                                                                Class of 1982
Class of 1969                                  Class of 1977                                    Rev. Paul and Marsha Collinson-Streng
Rev. Bruce E. Harshberger                      Rev. Bruce and Mary Keck                         Rev. Steve and Lori Gellatly
Rev. Rodney and Sandra Seeger                  Rev. John and Judith Maas                        Revs. Melanie and Ron Martin-Dent
                                               Rev. Gerald and Karen Wahl                       Rev. Michael Mortvedt and Sandy Olson
Class of 1970
Rev. Keith D. Long                             Class of 1978                                    Class of 1983
Rev. Charles and Phoebe Meyer                  Rev. Ronald and Janet Kempe                      Rev. Donna R. Duensing
Rev. Michael and Linda Rogers                  Rev. F. Noreen Meginness                         Rev. Leslie and Margaret Nelson
Class of 1971                                  Class of 1979                                    Class of 1984
Rev. Charles R. Exley                          Rev. David and Susan Beard                       Rev. Dr. Elli M. Kimbauer
Rev. Hartley F. and Mary Ann Lee               Cathleen and Harold Bohman                       Rev. Dr. Robert and Mitzi Kugler
Rev. Dr. Lee B. Rozen                          Rev. Susan and Richard Lindberg                  Rev. Ron and Cindy Moe-Lobeda
Rev. Ronald and Robin Zoesch                   Rev. David Windle                                Revs. Brian and Mary Stein-Webber
Class of 1972                                  Class of 1980                                    Class of 1985
Rev. Dr. Dale and Barbara Burke                Rev. Dr. Charles and Deborah Bang                Rev. Dr. William and Sandra Arbaugh
Gary and Sheryl Harrington                     Rev. Marilyn G. Hanson                           Rev. Joseph Chu and Elizabeth Ma
Rev. Vernon and Marcia Holmes                  Rev. Dr. Donald K. and Ruth Ann Johnson          Joanne S. Richmond
Rev. Dr. John and Judith Huber                 Rev. Mitchell and Mary Jones                     Rev. John and Monique Vaswig
Rev. P. Kempton and Christine A. Segerhammar   Rev. Susan Kintner and John Reiser               Rev. Carol and James West
John and Lisa Willbrand                        John and Dianne Krehbiel
                                               Rev. Barbara A. Linder                           Class of 1986
Class of 1973                                  Rev. Carl and Susan Nielsen                      Rev. Anne and James Carlson
Rev. David and Gloria Baker                    Rev. Dr. Alan and Sandra Piotter                 Rev. Daniel and Cahrene Dimick
Rev. Thomas and Nadine Evens                   Rev. Lance and Monique Poldberg                  Revs. Ruben and Jean Duran
Class of 1974                                  Revs. Reginald and Margaret Schultz-Akerson      Rev. Paul V. Gregory
Rev. John and Marsha Embree                                                                     Rev. Harrison and Maxine Kline
                                               Class of 1981                                    Rev. Mark and Linda Perry
Rev. Eugene and Grace Holtz                    Dr. Stephen Cornils and Leslie Quigley Cornils   Rev. D. Erich and Susan Schwartz
Rev. Glenn and Carol Petersen                  Rev. Gary and Suzanne Rohde                                                                  9
Class of 1987                                    Class of 1991                                   Class of 1995
Revs. Kristine Dietzen and Fred Schmidt          Rev. Sharon L. Gunderson                        Rev. Drs. Alicia Vargas and Steven Churchill
Revs. Elizabeth Ekdale and Hans Hoch             Rev. Michael Rehak and Maria Mueller            Rev. Eric and Cathy Yochheim
Rev. Dr. Norbert and Adora Firnhaber
Dr. Carol Jacobson                               Class of 1992                                   Class of 1996
Rev. Geraldine C. King                           Rev. Thomas and Kathryn Beck                    Anonymous
Rev. Ned and Dr. Jill Lenhart                    Rev. Drs. Steven Churchill and Alicia Vargas    Rev. J. Steven and Meri H. Beckham
Rev. Susan and James Nachtigal                   Rev. Linda M. Golden                            Rev. Dr. Ellen and Dr. Robert Jennrich
Rev. Harold and Shirley Nilsson                  Rev. Jean E. Lebbert                            Revs. James G. Jerpseth and
                                                 Rev. Laurie and Timothy McHugh                    Karla Jerpseth Halvorson
Class of 1988                                    Rev. Lynne Y. Rigg                              Rev. Susan A. Kent
Rev. Allen and Kay Cassel                        Rev. Dr. Mons and Shirley Teig                  Rev. John Lund and Karin Fodness
Rev. William Jon Irons                           Revs. Donna and Don Wright                      Rev. Keith and Kimberley Miller
                                                                                                 Rev. Dr. Peter and Dana Perry
Class of 1989                                    Class of 1993                                   Revs. Peter and Jane Shen
Rev. Mary E. Davison                             Rev. Donald and Ella Auclair
Greg A. Egertson                                 Rev. Michael and Jody Jeffrey                   Class of 1997
Olaf and Theresa Elander                         Rev. Margrethe and Anthony Kleiber              Rev. Robyn M. Hartwig
Revs. Kathryn Gulbranson and Thomas Gable        Rev. James and Sondra Mericle                   Rev. Dale and Jeanne Kemppainen
Barbara Harrison Condon and Larry Harrison       Rev. Gary and Carol Morgan-Gohlke               Revs. Kristina and Erik Weber
Rev. Gregory and Dr. Christine Holler-Dinsmore   Rev. David and Ivy Nagler
Rev. Sharon D. Lubkeman                          Rev. Pamela and David Pond                      Class of 1998
Rev. Martha Maier and Philip Isensee             Rev. Dr. David Ratke and Noelle Rasmussen       Rev. Clark Brown and Rosa Lopez
                                                 Patricia Robertson and Rev. Bertha von Craigh   Rev. Mark W. Jeske
Class of 1990                                    Class of 1994                                   Dr. Margaret R. McLean
Revs. Timothy and Patricia Dutcher-Walls         Rev. Glynn and Bruce Bell                       Rev. Jane and L. W. Mitcham
Rev. Helen and George Liesenberg                 Rev. Virginia and Robert DuMars
Rev. Dr. R. Kevin and Debi M. Murphy                                                             Class of 1999
                                                 Rev. Michael Wilker and Judy Kittleson          Rev. Kathleen and Norman Boyer-Visser
                                                                                                 Rev. Mark and Diana Howard
                                                                                                 Rev. Matthew and Kristin Larson
                                                                                                 Dr. Susan Walima and John Hodges
                                                                                                 Rev. Julie Webb
   Class of 2012: Anders Peterson                                                                Class of 2000
                                                                                                 Rev. Juliet and Paul Bongfeldt
   Anders Peterson hails from the                current                                         Rev. Gerarlyn and Earl Cunningham
                                                                                                 Rev. Frank Espegren and Rhonda Holmen
   Midwest, where Lutheranism is                 congrega-
                                                                                                 Rev. Holly Gunby
   prevalent. Once he arrived at                 tion to                                         Rev. Sylvia Mueller
   PLTS, Anders sought to embrace                discern                                         Rev. Kathleen and Daniel Neeley
   every aspect of seminary life. He             how they                                        Class of 2001
   enjoyed the “really great dialogue            can be                                          Rev. Barbara Foltin and Todd Stiers
   in the classroom where there’s a              present in                                      Rev. Daniel and Karlyn Gibson
                                                                                                 Rev. Rebecca Liberty
   moment that you learn something               the 21st                                        Rev. Laura Line
   new which really changes you and              century.”                                       Rev. Patricia and Michael Reed
   how you perceive the world,                                                                   Class of 2002
   humanity and its relationship with            About                                           Karl W. Arasmith
   God, then you find yourself saying            PLTS,                                           Mark Fischer
                                                                                                 Revs. William and Victoria Hamilton
   ‘wow I never thought of it that               Anders                                          Rev. Cora Lee and Harold Meier
   way’.” He also enjoyed spending               says, “Our                                      Christine Sinnott
   afternoons after a long hard week             greatest gift is our involvement                Class of 2003
   throwing a Frisbee, and meeting               and cooperation as a school within              Rev. Christian Jennert
   friends for coffee or beer and                the Graduate Theological Union.                 Pastor Steven and Jennifer Leiser
                                                 PLTS will hopefully strengthen its              Rev. Dr. Robyn and Kathy Provis
   have a theological conversation.”
                                                 ability to function as part of the              Class of 2004
   Anders is interested in being a                                                               Fran Victor and Clyde Pearce
                                                 GTU. I hope that it will continue
   voice for, and a leader among, the
                                                 to become a school that seeks to                Class of 2005
   spiritually marginalized – folks                                                              Rev. Lori Eickmann and Stephen Wright
                                                 provide a bit of tension against the
   who feel like they do not have a                                                              Rev. Lisa Smith Fiegel and Eric Fiegel
                                                 larger institution. Remember that               Rev. Jeffrey and Pam Thiemann
   place in the institutional church.
                                                 our tradition is one that is called to
   He explains, “I hope to create,                                                               Class of 2006
                                                 be constantly reforming.”                       Rev. Jane and Barry Baker
   lead and participate in mission
                                                                                                 Rev. Kathryn A. Grindberg
   development: a new start, a new                                                               Rev. Patricia and Cordell Halverson
   spiritual community, or in helping a                                                          Rev. Bruce and Cindy Hannem
                                                                                                 Rev. Dr. Moses Penumaka


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Class of 2007
Erica Becker
LaVinnia and Rich Pierson
                                                Supporting Congregation: Mountain View
Class of 2008
                                                Lutheran Church
Erin Horne                                       Mountain                                                         cludes, but
Rev. Lara Janssen
Rev. Janelle Siffring                            View                                                             is not
                                                 Lutheran                                                         limited to,
Class of 2009
Rev. Justin and Katie Baxter                     Church,                                                          a large
Timothy Feiertag                                 located six                                                      population
Rev. Joel and Rebecca Langholz                   miles from                                                       of so-
Hiroko Suzuki
                                                 Pacific                                                          called
Class of 2010                                    Lutheran                                                         “nones,” a
Andrew and Lori Kitzing
Pastor Diane and Paul Krauszer
                                                 University of                                                    movement
Rev. Charlane Lines                              Tacoma, is in                                                    away
Rev. Eric and Stephanie Luedtke                  a semi-urban                                                     from
Revs. Bre and Ryan Roberts                       area, sur-                                                       organized
Class of 2011                                    rounded by                                                       religious
Rev. Ellen Ayres                                 llamas and
Kristin Luana and Olaf Baumann
                                                                                                                  life, the
Rev. Jacqueline R. Berlien                       cows, and has a heart-breaking        growth of interfaith sensitivity, and
Revs. Cindy Carroll and Don Haven                view of Mt. Rainier as you come       the emphases on inclusivity and
Nels Flesher and Darice Grass                    out of the front doors of the         diversity.
Karen and David Johnson
Rebecca and Joel Langholz                        sanctuary.
                                                                                       Mountain View Lutheran Church,
Rev. Craig Schweitzer
                                                 When Pastor John Vaswig, gradu-       whose first gift to PLTS was
Class of 2012                                    ate of PLTS in 1985, came to          $2,000 over the course of a year,
Holly Johnson
Benjamin and Stacey Kifer
                                                 Mountain View to be their pastor,     and their current giving has grown
Rev. Mark and Kim Meyer                          he arrived with a continuing          to over $15,000 a year. We are
Debra Kaye Papageorge                            commitment for the support of         their second biggest receiver of
Charles and Ashley Pugh                          PLTS. It did not take long for the    benevolence, after the Southwest
Kirsten Sauey and Tom Hofmann
Pamela S. Schaefer                               people of Mountain View to cotton     Washington Synod. Their giving
Holly Wilson                                     on to their pastor’s enthusiasm       directly to the seminary has now
KD and John Worzala Dumke                        about the importance of forming       topped $125,000.
                                                 pastors and leaders for the
                                                                                       A few years ago, Mountain View
Congregational and                               Lutheran church’s mission in the
                                                                                       determined to help take some
                                                 west, and of the importance of this
Church Group Donors                              institution in the west. The chal-
                                                                                       pressure off of students by directly
+ direct student support                                                               contributing to lower their debt
                                                 lenge for PLTS, as Pastor Vaswig
President’s Council Circle - $50,000 and up
                                                                                       upon graduation. This year, they
                                                 articulates it, and which we here
Lord of Life, Sun City West, AZ                                                        were able to give significant gifts
                                                 are committed to, is “to nuance
President’s Leadership Circle -
                                                                                       to the benefit of two students,
                                                 the content of the gospel in the
$10,000 to $49,999                                                                     Christa Compton and Eric Huseth.
+ Desert Cross, Tempe, AZ
                                                 Western context without losing its
Mountain View, Edgewood, WA                      particularity.” This context in-
+ Saint Timothy, Albuquerque, NM
President’s Visionary Circle -
$5,000 to $9,999                              + Bethlehem, Minneapolis, MN             + Holy Love, Aurora, CO
American, Sun City, AZ                        + Calvary, San Diego, CA                 Holy Shepherd, Orinda, CA
+ Faith, Winona, MN                           + Central, Arizona City, AZ              + Holy Trinity, Littleton, CO
+ First, Duluth, MN                           Christ the King, Torrance, CA            Holy Trinity, San Carlos, CA
+ Gloria Dei, Dana Point, CA                  + Christ, Visalia, CA                    Hope, Fresno, CA
Good Shepherd, Olympia, WA                    + College, San Diego, CA                 Hope, Palm Desert, CA
+ Grace, Culver City, CA                      + Creator, Clackamas, OR                 + Immanuel, Missoula, MT
+ Hope, Fargo, ND                             Elim, Petaluma, CA                       Immanuel, Silverton, OR
Incarnation, Poway, CA                        + Faith, Castro Valley, CA               + Lutheran Community, Watsonville, CA
+ Living Water, Scottsdale, AZ                + First English, Richmond, IN            + Lutsen Evangelical, Lutsen, MN
+ Sammamish Hills, Sammamish, WA              First, Kennewick, WA                     + Master, Troy, MI
+ Tree of Life, Yakima, WA                    First, Palo Alto, CA                     + Mount of Olives, Rock Springs, WY
                                              + First, Sioux Falls, SD                 Napa Valley, Napa, CA
President’s Stewards Circle -
                                              + First, Wolf Point, MT                  + Our Savior, Quincy, CA
$1,000 to $4,999
                                              Good Shepherd, Sacramento, CA            + Our Savior, San Francisco, CA
+ Ascension, Citrus Heights, CA
                                              +Grace, Palo Alto, CA                    Our Savior’s, Lafayette, CA
+ Ascension, Milwaukee, WI
                                              Grace, Santa Barbara, CA
+ Atonement, Boulder, CO
                                              + Holy Cross, Livermore, CA                                                      11
Bethlehem, Auburn, CA
Peace, Grass Valley, CA                         Cross, Rialto, CA                         + King of Glory, Newbury Park, CA
Peace, Peoria, AZ                               Epiphany, San Leandro, CA                 Messiah, Auburn, WA
Prince of Peace, Saratoga, CA                   Faith Evangelical, Redmond, WA            Mount Cross, Camarillo, CA
+ Redeemer, Waverly, IA                         Holy Spirit, Las Vegas, NV                Mount Si, North Bend, WA
+ Resurrection, Scottsdale, AZ                  Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks, CA           Nativity, Renton, WA
+ Saint John, Council Bluffs, IA                King of Glory, Fountain Valley, CA        Our Redeemer’s, South San Francisco, CA
+ Saint John’s, Northfield, MN                  + Our Saviors, Bonner, MT                 Our Saviour’s, Bremerton, WA
Saint John’s, Sacramento, CA                    Saint Mark’s by the Narrows, Tacoma, WA   Peace, Burns, OR
Saint Luke, Portland, OR                        + United, Eugene, OR                      Peace, Puyallup, WA
Saint Mark, Yorktown, VA                                                                  Pueblo De Dios, San Jose, CA
Saint Mark’s, San Francisco, CA                 PLTS Friends Circle - $599 to $120        Saint Andrew’s, San Mateo, CA
+ Saint Matthew, Lima, OH                       Advent, Citrus Heights, CA                + Saint John’s Evangelical, Nazareth, PA
+ Saint Matthew, North Hollywood, CA            American, Harlowton, MT                   Saint Luke, Sacramento, CA
Saint Paul, Oakland, CA                         American, Woodland, CA                    Saint Luke, Sunnyvale, CA
Saint Paul’s Lutheran Family, Carson City, NV   Ascension, Price, UT                      Saint Luke’s, Grand Rapids, MI
Saint Paulus, San Francisco, CA                 + Bethel, Northfield, MN                  Saint Mark, Lacey, WA
+ Salem, Glendale, CA                           Bethlehem WELCA, Auburn, CA               Saint Mark’s, Fairfield, CA
+ Santa Cruz Sunrise Scholarship Fund           Bethlehem, Santa Rosa, CA                 Saint Mark’s, Spokane, WA
Shepherd of the Hills, Berkeley, CA             Calvary, Grand Forks, ND                  + Saint Philip the Deacon, Plymouth, MN
Shepherd of the Valley, West Hills, CA          Central, Spokane, WA                      Saint Stephen’s, Santa Cruz, CA
+ Trinity, Omaha, NE                            Coastside, Half Moon Bay, CA              Thanksgiving, Santa Rosa, CA
Trinity, Santa Barbara, CA                      Faith, Los Gatos, CA                      Trinity, Victorville, CA
+ Wilderness, Bowler, WI                        Faith, Roseburg, OR                       University Lutheran Chapel, Berkeley, CA
+ Zion, Hinckley, MN                            First, Mesa, AZ                           Zion, Fairview, MT
                                                Gloria Dei, Coos Bay, OR
PLTS Partners Circle - $600 to $999             Good Shepherd, Burlingame, CA             PLTS Supporters Circle - Up to $119
All Saints, Novato, CA                          Good Shepherd, Claremont, CA              Christ, El Cerrito, CA
Bethlehem, Encinitas, CA                        Good Shepherd, Reno, NV                   Christ, Long Beach, CA
+ Bethlehem, Temple City, CA                    Good Shepherd, Salinas, CA                Christ, Reedley, CA
Calvary by the Sea, Honolulu, HI                Immanuel, Fresno, CA                      Cross & Crown, Rohnert Park, CA
Central, Anchorage, AK                          Incarnation, Davis, CA                    Cross, Arcadia, CA
                                                                                          Ebenezer, Culbertson, MT
                                                                                          Faith, Pioneer, CA
                                                                                          Faith, Yuma, AZ
  Donor Profile: Mary Wiese Gundelach                                                     Good Shepherd WELCA, Sacramento, CA
                                                                                          Grace, Boulder, CO
                                                                                          Immanuel, Eureka, CA
  Mary Wiese Gundelach is a child               While in the East Bay, Mary               King of Kings WELCA, Oceanside, CA
  of the Dust Bowl, growing up in               attended Hein-Fry lectures in             Marin, Corte Madera, CA
  Doland, South Dakota on a farm.               Berkeley and at PLTS. She under-          Mount Calvary WELCA, Mi Wuk Village, CA
                                                                                          Our Redeemer, Sacramento, CA
  She recounts that in the midst of             stood then as she does now the            Peace, Lompoc, CA
  that environmental desolation and             importance of the study of theol-         Resurrection, Granite Bay, CA
  destitution – what she calls the Old          ogy, arts and the humanities in           Saint James, San Leandro, CA
  Testament plagues revisited – that            bringing wholeness to humanity            Saint John’s, Sunnyvale, CA
                                                                                          Saint Luke, Fullerton, CA
  the church and its leaders played a           itself and the world. She is an           Saint Mark’s WELCA, Pleasant Hill, CA
  vital role toward encouraging and             evangelist in the best sense of the       Saint Matthew, Glendale, CA
  uplifting the people.                         world, understanding that the             Saint Paul’s, Vallejo, CA
                                                                                          Saint Stephen, Baltimore, MD
                                                gospel calls us to service with the
  As a graduating high schooler, she                                                      + Third, Louisville, KY
                                                disenfranchised.                          Trinity, Alameda, CA
  was warmly counseled to attend
                                                                                          Trinity, Oakland, CA
  Concordia Teachers College in                 Mary wonders how strong our
  Seward, Nebraska, and was en-                 church’s seminaries would be if
  abled to do so by what was then               each one who has benefited from
                                                                                          Internship Sites
  called a “grant.” She did not forget          the community of the faithful, to         2011-2012
  the kindness of others nor the                the extent that they are able,            Desert Cross, Tempe, AZ
  importance of her communities of              would set aside a portion of their        King of Glory, Fountain Valley, CA
                                                                                          First, Orland, CA
  faith, and so she faithfully taught           legacy to this purpose of training        Good Samaritan Care Center, Eugene, OR
  and administered schools in the               our future leaders. And, she adds,        Grace, Palo Alto, CA
  Missouri Synod system for over                consider how you might encourage          Grace and Mercy, Hermiston, OR
                                                                                          Holden Village, Chelan, WA
  thirty years. She ended up at                 those you know who might be               Holy Love, Aurora, CO
  Concordia High School in Oakland,             especially suited to the ministry of      Holy Trinity, Littleton, CO
  California (where she initially came          the gospel.                               Hope, El Sobrante, CA
                                                                                          Lake Chelan, Chelan, WA
  to develop their art program and
                                                                                          Lord of Mercy, Sparks, NV
  finished by being principal).                                                           Lutheran Community, Watsonville, CA
                                                                                          Lutheran Ministry to Nursing Homes, Alameda, CA
                                                                                          Mount Carmel, San Luis Obispo, CA
12                                                                                        Our Savior’s, Mesa AZ
Peace/Border Conference, El Paso, TX
Prince of Peace, Saratoga, CA
Saint Paul, Oakland, CA
                                                       Class of 2012: Jen Hao Lee
Sierra Vista, Sierra Vista, AZ
United, Eugene, OR                                     Jen Hao Lee was a high school                Jesus Christ, ‘For whoever does
                                                       music teacher as well as the                 the will of my Father in heaven
Teaching Parish Sites                                  founder of the Christian Artist              is my brother, and sister, and
                                                       Fellowship of the Presbyterian               mother’ (Mt 12:50).”
2011-2012                                              Church in Taiwan. He was also an
Bethlehem, Oakland, CA
                                                                                                    This journey to seminary, as well
                                                       ordained minister in the Presbyte-
Central, Arizona City, AZ                                                                           as his time in the TEEM pro-
                                                       rian Church. However, when he
Christ, El Cerrito, CA                                                                              gram, have prepared Jen Hao to
Epiphany, San Leandro, CA                              was attending Taiwanese Lutheran
                                                                                                    now be the pastor at the ELCA
Faith, Castro Valley, CA                               Church of San Diego he received a
First United, San Francisco, CA                                                                     congregation, Grace Lutheran
                                                       calling from God to pursue being a
Good Shepherd, Burlingame, CA                                                                       Church in Irvine, California,
Holy Trinity, Fremont, CA                              pastor here in the United States.
                                                                                                    which worships at the site of
Hope, El Sobrante, CA                                  Jen Hao Lee entered the TEEM
Hope, San Mateo, CA                                                                                 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
                                                       program and found that “it’s a
Cross, Berkeley, CA                                                                                 there. In the future, he hopes
Incarnation, Davis, CA                                 great blessing to be a student in
                                                                                                    that he will have a chance to go
Marin, Corte Madera, CA                                PLTS.”
Messiah, Hayward, CA
                                                                                                    back to PLTS again, no matter
Our Savior’s, Lafayette, CA                            Jen Hao enjoyed the multi-cultural           whether it is for “studying,
Peace, Danville, CA                                    worship with his classmates. He              teaching, visiting, and fellowship
Resurrection, Oakland, CA                              says, “I had real and wonderful              with other ‘tribes’ with different
Salem Lutheran Home, Oakland, CA
Saint Andrew, San Mateo, CA                            experiences about the teaching by            thinking.”
Saint Mark’s, Pleasant Hill, CA
Saint Mark’s, San Francisco, CA
Saint Matthew, Walnut Creek, CA                                                                   Sara Olson Rehms and Mark Rehms
Saint Paul, Vallejo, CA                              ELCA and Synods                              Rev. Lisa Smith Fiegel and Eric Fiegel
Saint Paul, Oakland, CA                              * ongoing program support                    SolarCity
Salem Lutheran Home, Oakland, CA                     + direct student support                     Evan and Linda Sperline
Saron, Escalon, CA                                                                                Joel Wudel and Rev. Kari Sansgaard
Stanford, Palo Alto, CA                              * Alaska Synod
Trinity, Alameda, CA                                 + Central States Synod
Trinity, Oakland, CA                                 + Central/Southern Illinois Synod            Estate Gifts
United, Oakland, CA                                  + Eastern North Dakota Synod                 Rita L. Rosati
University Chapel, Berkeley, CA                      * + Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod           Venette M. Sites
                                                     ELCA Board of Pensions                       Robert and Clara Swanson
                                                     * + Evangelical Lutheran Church in America   Henry and Alma Treede
Corporations and                                     * + Grand Canyon Synod
                                                     * + Montana Synod
Foundations                                          + Nebraska Synod                             Remember the
Americorps                                           + New England Synod
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations                      + New Jersey Synod                           Future Society
Bank of America Matching Gift Program                + Northern Great Lakes Synod                 (Boldface = new this year)
Concordia Lutheran Church WELCA                      * Northwest Washington Synod
                                                     + Northwestern Minnesota Synod               Rev. Laurel E. Alexander
Good Samaritan Society
                                                     * + Oregon Synod                             Rev. Mark and Deana Allert
GoodSearch
                                                     * + Pacifica Synod                           Dr. Gary and Patricia Andeen
Herman & Florence Theiss Memorial Trust
                                                     * + Rocky Mountain Synod                     Rev. Drs. Phyllis and Herbert Anderson
International Order of the King’s Daughters & Sons
                                                     * Sierra Pacific Synod                       Roger and Lora Anderson
Jewish Family and Children’s Services
                                                     + Southeastern Minnesota Synod               Andrea Arey
L. J. Kruse Company
                                                     + Southeastern Synod                         Robert and Dorothy Arnold
Logos Research Systems, Inc.
                                                     * + Southwest California Synod               Frances W. Aspengren
Lutheran Retreats Camps and Conferences
                                                     * Southwestern Washington Synod              Rev. David and Gloria Baker
PLTS Student Association
                                                                                                  Rev. Dr. David Balch
Roy W. Anderberg Scholarship Fund in memory
                                                                                                  Laura Bancroft
   of Andrew and Betty Anderberg at the
   Community Foundation, serving the counties of     Gifts in Kind                                Rev. Paul Baughman and Louise Lindeman
                                                     Dr. Gary and Patricia Andeen                 Rev. Howard and Loree Baumgart
   Riverside and San Bernadino
                                                     Rebecca Brown                                Linda and Peter Baumhefner
Saint Olaf College
                                                     Rev. Anne and James Carlson                  Vernon Beadles
Siebert Lutheran Foundation
                                                     James and Anne Carlson                       Patricia P. Bennett
SolarCity
                                                     Kathy Dean                                   Brad and Carla Berg
The Community Foundation
                                                     Rev. Donna R. Duensing                       Dr. Reid and Jean Binder
The Leo J. and Celia Carlin Fund
                                                     Grand Canyon Synod - ELCA                    Rev. Dr. Richard and Mary Rose Bland
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
                                                     Rev. Newton and Julie Kerney                 Bishop Wm Chris and DeDe Boerger
Westwood Lutheran Memorial Foundation
                                                     Dr. Gerald R. Kleinfeld                      Cathleen and Harold Bohman
Woodmen of the World                                                                              Rev. Juliet and Paul Bongfeldt
                                                     Rev. Dr. Robert and Mitzi Kugler
                                                     Beverly and Stephen Masini
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                                                                                       Rev. Dr. Kenneth R. Lentz
                                                                                       John and Barbara Lester
     Class of 2012: Josh Samuelson                                                     Rev. Jeff and Jean Lilley
                                                                                       Rev. Susan and Richard Lindberg
  The Samuelson family has a              “Holden                                      Joan L. Lucas
  history at Pacific Lutheran Theo-       was espe-                                    Norman and Barbara Lueck
                                                                                       Rev. John Lund and Karin Fodness
  logical Seminary. That is why           cially
                                                                                       Rev. John and Judith Maas
  when Josh Samuelson was thinking        important                                    Rev. Richard and Ingrid Magnuson
  about attending seminary, he tried      to my                                        Rev. Martha Maier and Philip Isensee
  to avoid coming to PLTS because         discern-                                     Rev. Jon Mapa and Carol Tagatz
                                                                                       Revs. Melanie and Ron Martin-Dent
  he did not want to be in his older      ment about                                   Beverly and Stephen Masini
  brother’s shadow. However, the          coming to                                    Dr. Osamu and Grace Matsutani
  more he looked into seminaries,         seminary                                     Rev. Richard and Susan Mayfield
                                                                                       Carol and Bill McDivitt
  the more he was drawn to PLTS.          and I hope                                   Dr. Margaret R. McLean
  “The main thing that I felt was         to spend                                     Rev. Bjoern and Lynnette Meinhardt
  that PLTS had a very strong sense       the year in                                  Rev. Dr. Kenneth and Earna Mikulasek
  of Lutheran identity and was still      discern-                                     Rev. James and Avis Miley
                                                                                       Rev. Lyle G. and Sonja E. Miller
  very open to dialogue with other        ment about                                   Esther M. Misterek
  denominations without sacrificing       my future ministry.” After that he           Rev. Terry Moe and Michelle Greenfield
  that identity.”                         believes that discernment may lead           Larry Moeller
                                                                                       Rev. Ronald and Virginia Moen
                                          to being called to parish ministry
  One of Josh’s favorite memories                                                      Dr. Harvey and Elizabeth Mohrenweiser
                                          with a special emphasis on com-              Rev. Linda Ann Mueller
  was doing his cross cultural expe-
                                          munity organizing and outdoor                Norman E. Myking
  rience in Mexico City. “It was                                                       Rev. Kathleen and Daniel Neeley
                                          ministry. “During my internship I
  wonderful to travel to a foreign                                                     Rev. Carl O. Nelson
                                          found that some of the most                  Rev. Dean H. Nelson
  country and experience the culture
                                          articulate theologians and the most          Bishop Dean and Marianne Nelson
  with my fellow students. Professor                                                   Donna J. and James Nicholson
                                          committed volunteers were people
  Marty Stortz came along on that                                                      Rev. Carl and Susan Nielsen
                                          who had spent their careers as               Rev. Jack and Ruth Niemi
  trip and it was great to get to
                                          auto mechanics or homemakers.”               Rev. Jason and Dr. Kristina Niemi
  know her in that context.”                                                           Rev. Harold and Shirley Nilsson
  Josh will work at Holden Village                                                     Martha H. Oehler
                                                                                       Rebecca and Kevin Osman
  for the next year as lead cook.                                                      Rev. Arthur and Mary Osmundson
                                                                                       Rev. William and Linda Ottum
Rev. Robert and Lynette Brohm                                                          Debora Ow
                                          Rev. Sherwood and Jeanne Glover
Twila and James Burdick                                                                Debra Kaye Papageorge
                                          Bruce J. Granicher
Rev. Dr. H. William and Gillian Busch                                                  Wilma Pastilla
                                          Sharon and Mark Gruebmeyer
Bernice E. Campbell                                                                    Ruth Pease
                                          Rev. Holly Gunby
Rev. Anne and James Carlson                                                            Clint and Margaret Pehrson
                                          Mary Wiese Gundelach
Mary R. Carlson                                                                        Rev. Gary and Judith Pence
                                          Revs. Roger Gustafson and Susan Langhauser
Revs. Cindy Carroll and Don Haven                                                      Revs. Tyger and Todd Penson
                                          P. Gerald Haag
Pat and Dennis Cash                                                                    Evelyn Peratrovich
                                          Barbara Harrison Condon and Larry Harrison
Shirley R. Chapman                                                                     Rev. Dr. Eugene and Shirley Perry
                                          Elizabeth H. Henderson
Dr. Kenneth and Phyliss Christopherson                                                 Rev. Dr. Peter and Dana Perry
                                          Gail and Ralph Hendrickson
Shirley and Donald Clark                                                               Rev. David A. Peters
                                          Nancy Hieta
Hazel D. Clegg                                                                         Rev. Dr. Theodore F. Peters
                                          Rev. Wesley and Linda Howell
Rev. J. Wendell and Mary Clutz                                                         Donna Petersen
                                          Dr. Kathleen and David Hurty
Kurtis and Lorraine Cockrum                                                            Ruth Peterson
                                          Gregory Jahnke and Brian Richards
Rev. Mary E. Davison                                                                   Rev. Dr. Roger and Annette Pettenger
                                          Rev. Eugene and Judith Jewell
Kathy Dean                                                                             Rev. Timothy and Miriam Philips
                                          Revs. Merton Johnson and Mary Rowe
Revs. Kristine Dietzen and Fred Schmidt                                                Evelyn G. Price
                                          Rev. Dr. Everett and Clara Kalin
Rev. Donna R. Duensing                                                                 Rev. Robert L. Quam
                                          Norman W. Kettner
Rev. Virginia and Robert DuMars                                                        Rev. Dr. Mark and Rev. Carol Ramseth
                                          Rev. Geraldine C. King
Revs. Elizabeth Ekdale and Hans Hoch                                                   Ronald and Dorothy Rasmussen
                                          Dr. Gerald R. Kleinfeld
Rev. John and Marsha Embree                                                            Rev. Dr. David Ratke and Noelle Rasmussen
                                          Alison Kling
Paul and Louise Evenson                                                                Rev. Dr. Edward and Barbara Ray
                                          Revs. Douglas and Molly Knutson-Keller
Susan Fancher                                                                          Rev. Patricia and Michael Reed
                                          Julian Korn
Dean and Ruth Fardal                                                                   Rev. Austra Reinis
                                          Rev. Dr. Robert and Mitzi Kugler
Robert and Dorothy Faust                                                               Lucian and Charlotte Rice
                                          David and Rosemarie Kumpe
Bishop Murray and Rhoda Finck                                                          George Riek
                                          Barbara LaBoyteaux
Cecilia Fjellman                                                                       Revs. Bre and Ryan Roberts
                                          Revs. Susan Langhauser and Roger Gustafson
Rev. Christian and Nadeen Flohr                                                        Revs. Ryan and Breonna Roberts
                                          Dr. Judith K. and Norman Larsen
Randall and Carolyn Foster                                                             Patricia Robertson and Rev. Bertha von Craigh
                                          Rev. Dean and Barbara Larson
Rev. Kathryn Franzenburg                                                               Rev. Michael and Linda Rogers
                                          Fred and Barbara Lattanzi
                                                                                       Rev. David and Marcella Rohrer
                                          Rev. Jean E. Lebbert
                                                                                       Rebecca Romeis
14                                        Rev. James and Jan Leistikow
                                                                                       Rev. Nitza Rosario
Rev. John Rosenberg and Nancy Faaren
Virginia F. Rostvold
Rev. Dr. Richard Rouse and Beth Lewis
                                                 Donor Profile: Gerald Kleinfeld
Rev. Dr. Lee B. Rozen                                                                   Director of the German Studies
Rev. Martin and Barbara Schaefer
                                                 On February 24, 2011, Professor
Barbara D. Schaefer-Venerdi                      Gerald Kleinfeld of Chandler,          Association, which numbers 1,800.
Carol Schmalenberger                             Arizona made an advance gift to        Dr. Kleinfeld has given prescient
Rev. Dr. Jerry and Carol Schmalenberger          PLTS of sixteen pieces in his
Rev. Susan Schneider                                                                    interviews on the collapse of the
Dr. Rod and Sharon Schofield                     extensive collection of Southwest-     East German communist state,
Robert Schroeder                                 ern art. Those pieces are being        including one with Tom Brokaw
Revs. Margaret and Reginald Schultz-Akerson      beautifully displayed at Spirit in
Donna Scott                                                                             atop the Berlin Wall. In 1999, the
Rev. Berry and Judith Scruggs
                                                 the Desert Retreat Center.             Federal Republic of Germany
Rev. Rodney and Sandra Seeger                                                           honored him with the Grosse
                                                 Dr. Kleinfeld is a retired professor
Teresa and David Sharkey
Revs. Peter and Jane Shen                        of history at Arizona State Univer-    Verdienstkreuz, or the Grand
Hall and Elizabeth Simons                        sity, and also taught at several       Merit Cross.
Christine Sinnott                                universities and colleges in the US
Evan and Linda Sperline                                                                 We are grateful for the generosity of
Rev. George and Evelyn Spindt                    and Germany. He is one of the          Dr. Kleinfeld, as well as his life-long
Revs. Brian and Mary Stein-Webber                foremost experts in the field of       dedication toward intercultural
Rev. Dr. Howard and Jeannine Stephan             German Studies in North America,
Rev. Dr. Anthony and Lisa Stephens                                                      understanding and cooperation.
Rev. Thomas and Windi Struck
                                                 and was the founding Executive
Rev. Dr. Walter and Barbara Stuhr
Rev. Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye
Bishop Stephen and Barbara Talmage            Rev. Dr. Eugene and Kathleen Wiegman      In Honor Of:
Dr. Ronald and Mary Kay Teel                  Rev. Michael Wilker and Judy Kittleson
Rev. Dr. Ernst Frederick Tonsing              Rev. William and Laverne Williams         25th anniversary of graduation
David and Elizabeth Tribby                    Rev. Franklin and Marcia Wilson           Revs. Kristine Dietzen and Fred Schmidt
Rolph Tunby                                   Rev. Robert and Sally Winkel
                                                                                        Phyllis and Herbert Anderson
Roger Tweten                                  Dr. Margaret Wold
                                                                                        Jeffrey Brosch
Rev. Thomas J. Unmacht                        Lena Woodmansee
                                                                                        Madelyn and Dennis Busse
Dr. Barbara B. Varenhorst                     Revs. Don and Donna Wright
                                                                                        Rev. George and Susan Fitzgerald
George and Arlene Wade                        Joel Wudel and Rev. Kari Sansgaard
                                                                                        Dr. Christy N. Ulleland
Neil and Verna Walden                         Rev. Peggy J. Yingst
Dr. Susan Walima and John Hodges              William E. and Edna Jo Zemke              Michael B. Aune
Bishop Martin Wells and Rev. Susan Briehl     Rev. Ronald and Robin Zoesch              Dr. Susan Walima and John Hodges
                                                                                        Gloria Aver
                                                                                        Karl Pfeiffer and Grace Cavallaro
                                                                                        David Balch
  In Memoriam: Emmy L. Anderson                                                         Thomas Laquidara

  Emmy L. Anderson was a devoted              had their three children. John’s          Linda Baumhefner
                                                                                        George and Virginia Fries
  wife, mother, grandmother and               mining work took them to Chile as         Robert and Shirley Salter
  churchwoman. She and her hus-               well as Idaho, Nevada and Wyo-
                                                                                        Clark M. Chapman
  band John, who preceded her in              ming.                                     Robert and Laurie Chapman
  death, decided that they would
                                              In 1960, the family moved to San          Donna R. Duensing
  include the work of the church in
                                              Rafael, California, as John took a        Rev. Sharon D. Lubkeman
  their estate plans.
                                              position at the Utah Construction         William E. Embree
  So it was not just PLTS who heard           and Mining Company headquarters.          Rev. John and Marsha Embree
  upon Emmy’s death that we were              They were members of Faith                Timothy M. Feiertag
  included in her charitable remain-          Lutheran Church in San Rafael (last       Rev. Paul and Ingrid Feiertag
  der unitrust, it was also many other        served by Pastor Pamela Griffiths         First Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA
  arms of the ELCA, including                 Pond, MDiv ‘93), and after it closed      Richard S. Phillips
  congregations and agencies.                 its doors, moved to Marin Lutheran        God’s Glory
                                              Church in Corte Madera (currently         Bill and Carroll Massie
  Emmy was born and raised in
                                              being served by Pastors Kathryn           Aaron Greig, Liv Beck and Ryan Greig
  Hosmer and Tripp, South Dakota,
                                              Gulbranson and Tom Gable,                 Rev. Thomas and Kathryn Beck
  and went to high school in St. Paul,                                                  Peggy and Eldred Fredstrom
                                              Lutheran years at PLTS ‘89).
  Minnesota. She and John met one                                                       Christine Sinnott
  another in church choir, and Emmy           We are grateful for the foresight         Carl W. Hoppman
  worked as a teacher until John              and generosity of John and Emmy           Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Sacramento, CA
  finished his mining engineering             Anderson.
  degree and they were married and
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                                                                                    Ted Peters and Karen Anderson
                                                                                    Revs. Cindy Carroll and Don Haven
     Graduate Profile: Jim Hazelwood                                                Rev. Donna R. Duensing
                                                                                    Mark Fischer
     The Rev. James Hazelwood,                                                      Rev. Kathryn Franzenburg
     MDiv ‘88, is not the first PLTS                                                The Staff of Our Savior’s, Mesa, AZ
     grad to be elected as bishop of a                                              Esther M. Misterek
     synod, but he is arguably the most                                             The work done by everyone
     colorful. The procession to his                                                Niels and Elis Nielsen
     installation service started at the
     congregation in Rhode Island                                                   In Memory Of:
     where he and his wife, Lisa
     Stoen, had served for seventeen                                                Andrew and Betty Anderberg
                                                                                    The Community Foundation
     years – led by the “Lutheran
     Lizards,” a group of motorcycle                                                Bernie Beadles
                                                                                    Vernon Beadles
     enthusiasts.
                                                                                    Arlene Bentz
     Rev. Hazelwood’s now former           The New England Synod, which             Avis Lindroos
     congregation, St. Andrew’s in         now claims Hazelwood as bishop,          Harold Berg
     Charlestown, grew greatly during      numbers 185 congregations and            Vivian Irmscher
     his tenure, not just in numbers but   about 155,000 members.                   James Berlien
     especially in outreach. He ex-        If you would like to follow the          Rev. Jacqueline R. Berlien
     plained, “Our most effective way      actions and thoughts of this new         Walter Bock
     of being the church was to get        bishop and bold leader of church,        Barbara Bock
     outside our walls and into the        you may do so at                         Robert Boynton
     community… I learned a long time      Bishoponabike.com.                       Jacqueline Boynton
     ago that the church really be-                                                 Lloyd Burke
     comes the church when it is in                                                 James Kirks
     service to others.”                                                            E. Ellsworth Campbell
                                                                                    Bernice E. Campbell
                                                                                    George W. Carlson
                                                                                    Cathleen and Harold Bohman
Benjamin Kifer                             Pamela S. Schaefer                       Rev. Robert L. and Doris G. Miller
Marilyn and Herbert Norleen                Margaretha A. Northall
                                                                                    James Clemmons
Reba Kiger-Kolasch                         Brian Stein-Webber                       Gloria K. Clemmons
Rolph Tunby                                Dr. Susan Walima and John Hodges
                                                                                    Dads
Joel and Becky Langholz                    Jane Strohl                              Rev. Dr. Elli M. Kimbauer
Scott Herhold and Sarah Janigian           Rebecca and Kevin Osman
                                                                                    Jack D. Davies
Jason Lukis                                Walter and Barbara Stuhr                 Neil and Verna Walden
Mary Lowry                                 Rebecca Stuhr
                                                                                    Oak and Mary Louise Ebright
Barbara Magnuson                           Barbara B. Varenhorst                    Dr. Barbara B. Varenhorst
Rev. Richard and Ingrid Magnuson           Stanton and Frieda Voll
                                                                                    Mary Egdahl
Annie Maines                               Gretchen Wagner                          Rev. Lauren I. Egdahl
Karl Pfeiffer and Grace Cavallaro          Nativity, Renton, WA
                                                                                    Paul W. Egertson
Frank G. Nausin                            Eric Wangen-Hoch                         Greg A. Egertson
Norman and Barbara Lueck                   Saint John’s, Nazareth, PA
                                                                                    Carlton Furnberg
Dorthy B. Nielsen                          Joel Wudel and Kari Sansgaard            Mona Furnberg
Niels and Elis Nielsen                     Rev. Drs. Phyllis and Herbert Anderson
                                           Andrea Arey                              Virginia K. Georgulas
Jack and Ruth Niemi                        Revs. Cindy Carroll and Don Haven        Flora Schultz
Reijer and Barbara Groenveld               Rev. Donna R. Duensing                   Henry T. Gibson
Marilyn Nyberg                             Rev. Kathryn Franzenburg                 Eleanor Gibson
Calvary, Grand Forks, ND                   Mary Wiese Gundelach
                                           Rev. Dr. Roger and Annette Pettenger     Robert J. Goeser
Allen and Marie Peters                     Rev. Martin and Barbara Schaefer         Rev. Dr. Charles and Deborah Bang
Rev. David A. Peters                       Rev. Rodney and Sandra Seeger
                                                                                    Victor R. Gold
Alvin H. Randall                           Christine Sinnott
                                                                                    Rev. Mark W. Jeske
Alvin and Mary Randall                     Rev. Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye
                                                                                    Dr. Margaret R. McLean
                                           Rev. John and Monique Vaswig
Saint Nicholas Day                         Dr. Susan Walima and John Hodges         Toivo Harjunpaa
Rev. Kari Sansgaard                                                                 Sidney and Beryl Bennett
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Robert M. Herhold                    Rosetta Roman                                 Dorothy Reardon
Scott Herhold and Sarah Janigian     Benjamin Roman                                Frederick Reardon
Richard Hieta                        Orvin Severson                                Lyle Siverson
Nancy Hieta                          Bernice Severson                              Ellen Siverson
George W. Hoyer                      Robert H. Smith                               Joyce and Vernon Strempke
Rev. David C. Yagow                  Dana McDonald                                 Gary and Sheryl Harrington
                                     Dr. Margaret R. McLean
Kip Jacobson                                                                       M. Eugene Watkins
Mary Jane Jacobson                   Barbara L. Price                              Ann Watkins
                                     Mark and Ann Carlson
Harry and Veletta Janssen            Rev. Charles and Helen Endter                 Duane A. Woida
Rev. Lara Janssen                    Sharon Heck                                   Rev. Donna R. Duensing
Darcy Jensen                         Dale and Vernita Kennen
Rev. J. Steven and Meri H. Beckham   John and Ortha Kling
                                     Kaye and Cdr. Dietrich Kuhlmann
Steven Kline                         Donald and Karin Mai
Rev. Harrison and Maxine Kline       Rev. Dr. Lee B. Rozen
Thomas F. Kling                      Revs. Reginald and Margaret Schultz-Akerson
Mary Wiese Gundelach                 Donald and Patricia Shemenske
Susan and Howard Jones               Reburta and John Spinas
L. J. Kruse Company                  Janet Swanson
Mary-Carlton Lull
Thomas and Carol Morehouse
Thomas and Janet Nelson
Ronald and Dorothy Rasmussen            Class of 2012: Holly Johnson
Christine Sinnott
Elizabeth Ungrodt                       For Holly Johnson, the most                as Lent
Joel Wudel and Rev. Kari Sansgaard      important guide for considering            began at
Elaine Korn                             attending PLTS are the Four                midnight.”
Rev. Sherwood and Jeanne Glover         Orienting Perspectives. When she
                                                                                   As the
Leslie J. Larson                        visited, she saw a large display in
Paul and Jill Larson                                                               future of
                                        the hallway of Giesy listing them:
                                                                                   PLTS
Elmer and Audrey Long                   Lutheran Identity, Religious
                                                                                   unfolds,
Rev. Keith D. Long                      Pluralism, Public Sphere, and
                                                                                   Holly
Loved Ones                              Multiculturalism.
                                                                                   hopes that
Bob and Roseanne Lawrence
                                        “These perspectives matched the            new
Timothy F. Lull                         way I wanted to continue to be             students
Mary-Carlton Lull
Dr. Margaret R. McLean
                                        educated for ministry. I was living        will go
Rev. James and Sondra Mericle           in Minnesota when I came, a                beyond the
Louis Mertz
                                        place that is still very Christian. I      classrooms. “I hope people also
June E. Mertz                           wanted to be educated in a con-            spend days sitting on Mt. Tam,
Mary Murphy
                                        text that was already struggling           tasting wine in Wine Country,
Anna-Marie Dias                         with what it means to be Church            sitting by the ocean, biking in Half
Parents
                                        in a post-Christian world.”                Moon Bay and Tilden, kayaking at
Rev. Dr. Edward and Barbara Ray                                                    Pt. Reyes, and finding comfort in
                                        She says, “Some of my best
                                                                                   sharing Zachary’s Pizza and
Casper Paulson                          memories at PLTS involve long
Marilyn Paulson                                                                    Zinfandel, especially on hard
                                        days and nights of pouring over
                                                                                   days.”
Elizabeth Penumaka                      poetry books and searching
Christine Holler-Dinsmore               through our Itunes libraries to find       And Holly understands about the
Rev. Rodney and Nancy Maeker
Joel Wudel and Rev. Kari Sansgaard      poetry and music that spoke to the         importance of context in ministry.
                                        themes in a particular sacred              “The culture around us influences
Hans Petersen
Peter Rive                              text.” She also enjoyed community          how faith is understood, how it
                                        gatherings. “Advent coffee houses          resonates (or not) with people. As
Spener and Alma Petersen
Donna Petersen                          at Brewed Awakenings were                  a leader in the church, part of my
                                        amazing. The best of these gath-           call is to read the context, see
Walter E. Pilgrim                       erings was Mardi Gras. We                  where Spirit is active, and pro-
Jeanette Pilgrim
                                        celebrated singing and dancing             claim good news in that space.
Sandra Ramnarine                        until 11:57, and then we sang Jeff         With the help of God, that is what
Rev. Roshandeen Joseph Ramnarine
                                        Buckley’s “Hallelujah,” ending just        I hope to do.”
Ted Ringel
Ronald and Dorothy Rasmussen
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  PLTS Statement of Activities July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
                                                (Audited)


OPERATING INCOME
Tuition and Fees:                              $599,745
Government and Private Foundation Grants:       $42,238
ELCA and Synods:                               $828,262
Private Gifts and Grants:                      $884.008
Endowed Income:                                $369,877
Rental Income:                                 $432,146
Other:                                         $137,838
Total Income:                                 $3,294,114

                   4%

           13%           16%
                                       1%

     11%



                               25%

             27%




                                                            36%
OPERATING EXPENSES
Programs:                        $1,825,183
Physical Plant:                   $321,335
Institutional Support:           $1,230,818                         54%
Total Expenses:                  $3,377,336

                                                              10%




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                   PLTS Statement of Financial Positions
                       as of June 30, 2012 and 2011
                                                (Audited)

                                                ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents                        2012                 2011

Receivables                                       $517,727             $531,716
       Student accounts, net of
          allowance for doubtful accounts            95,588              84,916
       Student loans, net of allowance
        for doubtful accounts                       21,515               26,800
       Government                                   15,988               17,160
       Other                                        25,581               26,044
       Contributions, net                          158,752              272,456
Prepaid expenses                                    26,770                  647
Investments
  Notes receivable                                   16,303              34,445
  Pooled                                          8,743,775           8,837,869
  Other                                              44,267             190,463
Funds held in trust by others                     1,348,921           1,305,285
Beneficiary interest in net assets held by
       PLTS Foundation                               32,586              32,166
Property, plant and equipment, net                1,197,522           1,275,310

TOTAL ASSETS                                    $12,245,295          12,635,277

                                       LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS
LIABILITIES                                      2012                 2011
 Accounts payable                                   20,010               38,196
  Accrued salaries and benefits                    100,411               52,001
  Accrued liabilities                               66,892               41,438
  Deposits                                          13,406               36,147
 Asset retirement obligations                       90,813               87,313
 Line of credit payable                                                 200,020
 Note payable                                     1,454,113           1,540,919
      Total Liabilities                           1,745,645           1,996,034

NET ASSETS (DEFICIT)
 Unrestricted
     General (deficit)                            (169,680)            (149,411)
     Board-designated and
       donor restricted endowment                   750,806             787,755
             Total Unrestricted                     581,126             638,344
 Temporarily restricted                           2,583,089           2,832,822
 Permanently restricted                           7,335,435           7,168,077
             Total Net Assets                    10,499,650          10,639,243

       TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS $12,245,295                 $ 12,635,277
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               PACIFIC LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
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               Berkeley, CA 94708                                                                   PAID
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 Dear PLTS Friend,                                       And when you read in between the lines, you might
                                                         pick up the Reformation spirit that permeates the life
 Thank you for your sup-
                                                         of PLTS. We do not rest on our laurels up here on the
 port for the mission of
                                                         top of the hill, but seek to apply the good news of
 Pacific Lutheran Theo-
                                                         Jesus in the ever new conditions that face the Chris-
 logical Seminary! The
                                                         tian church.
 names of all the people,
 congregations, synods,                                  Our Seminary Relations office has just welcomed a
 church-wide groups,                                     new office manager, Wren Gray-Reneberg. She has
 foundations and agencies                                been assisted in large part by our former co-worker,
 who were integral to our                                Christine Sinnott, to whom we are very grateful for
 work for the fiscal year of                             helping us through the transition.
 2011-12 are listed here.
                                                         We have done our best to represent everyone accu-
 You can see the summary of our finances as well, in     rately in this report. If there are any mistakes or
 both graphic and accounting form. Running a seminary    omissions, we apologize in advance. And we would
 in today’s environment can be challenging, but your     welcome the chance to make corrections. You may
 generosity has helped our board and president do what   contact me at bsteinwebber@plts.edu or (510) 559-2711.
 needs to be done to balance the budget.
                                                         Many blessings to you,
 You can see pictures of our superlative faculty who
 are talented, courageous, and splendid in every way.
 Just ask our students!
 You can read short stories of graduates, a congrega-
                                                         Brian Stein-Webber
 tion, and donors who have meant so much to us.
                                                         Director of Seminary Relations
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