The ELM Seminarian Outreach Team (formerly Proclaim Seminarian Team) was created in celebration of the growing number of LGBTQIA+ Lutheran seminarians and divinity school students pursuing rostered ministry.
Goals of this team include:
- To strengthen ELM’s relationship with LGBTQIA+ seminarians through designated student representatives at each ELCA seminary and many divinity schools.
- To provide more opportunities for LGBTQIA+ seminarians to get involved in Proclaim and ELM and to be supported by the Accompaniment program.
- To make Proclaim and ELM more visible in ELCA seminaries and divinity schools both for LGBTQIA+ students and others.
In addition to student reps at each seminary, we also have ELM Seminary Advocates, faculty and staff members at each ELCA seminary and some divinity schools who serve as a liason between ELM and the school and as an advocate for LGBTQIA+ students.
2018-2019 ELM Seminarian Outreach Team Reps
You can reach the whole team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONVENER – Laura Ferree, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, serving on internship, email@example.com
Luther Seminary – Miranda Joebgen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trinity Lutheran Seminary – Kristin Boris, email@example.com
Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary – Tara Fleck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary – Brandon Peck, email@example.com
United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia – Stephen Boyhont, firstname.lastname@example.org
United Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg – Carla Christopher, email@example.com
Wartburg Theological Seminary – Claire Ackley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvard Divinity School – Samm Melton, email@example.com