Joseph Graumann, an MDiv candidate at Gettysburg, Fund for Leaders recipient, and Proclaim member is featured in a Living Lutheran article, and on the home page of the ELCA. Read his full article ” Called Through Love” here.
Joseph writes offered this reflection on Proclaim & the importance of community:
As a gay future pastor in the church, I am so proud to be a part of Proclaim. Without the work of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, my education — let alone my participation in the Fund For Leaders program — would not be possible. While in Chicago, I met with Amalia to discuss how best to further Proclaim at Gettysburg seminary, and I was happy to find that there was such a vital community to be found in the organization. Even better, I was able to connect some LGBTQ-identified classmates with Proclaim’s resources and meet a fellow Proclaim-er at our annual Luther Bowl football tournament. Because of your work, I have found a welcome place both at Gettysburg and in the wider church.
For more on ELM’s Proclaim program go here: https://www.elm.org/proclaim/