Luther College and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will share a staff member over the next four years. Wartburg Seminary student Vicar Kathryn Thompson will work with both entities for the next four years.
Thompson will be involved in a variety of capacities at Luther and Good Shepherd. At Luther, she will lead Monday chapel, work with the Multifaith House and help connect interested students with area congregations. At Good Shepherd, she will continue her responsibilities to the Children, Youth and Family Ministry by leading Sunday school and Youth Forum, providing children's sermons and more.
Luther College and Good Shepherd are now considered "Collaborative Learning Sites" for Wartburg Seminary students, including Thompson. The Collaborative Learning option at Wartburg Seminary is a four-year program in which students are embedded in a ministry site for all four years while taking most of their coursework online. It is a joint venture between Wartburg Seminary, the Northeastern Iowa Synod and individual ministry sites.