ELM is currently supporting three LGBTQ seminary interns. 2012 was the first year ELM supported internships as part of the Ministry Grants program. There is a growing need for supporting interns & the congregations they serve. Next year we anticipate 20-30 LGBTQ seminarians looking for internship sites! Currently, we have set $12,000 aside to support internships for the 2013-2014 school year. As you can see, the need is great. If you’d like to make a gift towards the Ministry Grants and ELM’s other programs go here.
2012-2013 Internship Grants:
-Brenda Bos, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, CA:
This grant provides support for Brenda Bos’ seminary internship at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Santa Monica. Brenda is a student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. The Rev. Jim Boline is her internship supervisor.
-Cary Bass Internship, Christ Church Lutheran, San Francisco, CA:
This grant provides support for Cary Bass’ internship at Christ Church Lutheran in San Francisco, CA. Cary is a student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. The Rev. Steve Sabin is his internship supervisor.
-Edwin Weber, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Tallahassee, FL:
This grant provided support for Charles Edwin Weber’s seminary internship at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Florida this past spring.
For more on ELM’s Ministry Grant program go to: https://www.elm.org/elm-grants/