2017 Summer Intern

Ellen grew up in Buffalo, and her family lives on Beebe Lake in St. Michael. Ellen currently lives in Decorah, Iowa, where she studies English and secondary education at Luther College. She is the oldest of four siblings, including a…

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Faith Intertwined

I grew up on a small dairy farm in southwestern Minnesota. My parents were very active in a country Missouri Synod congregation. Sunday services were not missed, so it became a very basic part of my life. I graduated from…

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Invite Others

Having a church family has been a cornerstone of my life. I attended Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley as a child and young adult. My grandfather, Magnus Gunderson, built the original structure of Calvary and my parents were charter…

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Know God’s Love

Jodi grew up attending Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake. I went to Sunday school most weeks and went to vacation Bible school with my grandma in the summer when I was young. My mom thought church was important and…

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Making Memories Together

Michelle has been married to Chris for 18 years, and they have two children, Ben & Emily. They started their faith journey at Zion last year after moving to Maple Lake from St. Louis Park where they attended Westwood Lutheran….

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