The graduating students of Luther Seminary’s class of 2023 have nominated faculty to preach and lead worship for the commencement and baccalaureate ceremonies in May and I have affirmed their nominations. Professor Rolf Jacobson, Dean of the Faculty and the Alvin N Rogness Professor of Scripture, Theology, and Ministry will preach at commencement. Professor Jennifer Wojciechowski will give the charge to graduates. Professor Kathryn Schifferdecker, the Elva B. Lovell Chair of Old Testament, will preach at baccalaureate, and Professor David Fredrickson will preside at Holy Communion. Students and Faculty nominated students to share leadership. Dean of Students and VP for Inclusion and Belonging Dr. Leon Rodrigues and I have affirmed their nominations. Kristen Massa will be the student speaker, expressing the graduates’ gratitude to God and others for their formation at Luther Seminary. Many other students will also share leadership roles.
Please join me in thanking these leaders for saying yes to their nominations. And thanks to all who made nominations and were willing to be nominated.
President Robin Steinke