The Director of Student Services is your first stop for information on all things outside the academic arena at United Lutheran. This position is scheduled to be filled by the end of August 2018, so in the meantime, please direct all questions to the Admissions Staff (Rev. Becca Ehrlich, Rev. Andrew Fitch, Marlita Lee) or the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment (Rev. Trina Johnsten). If we don’t know the answer, we will find it for you.
Pastoral Care, Counseling and Spiritual Director
Rev. Becca Ehrlich, Rev. Andrew Fitch and Rev. Trina Johnsten are available to meet with students seeking pastoral care. For those desiring a long term counseling relationship or wishing to work with an accredited spiritual director, Rev. Johnsten can make referrals. The seminary does not cover the expense of these services, but therapists and spiritual directors may provide services on a sliding scale basis.
As the seminary’s liaison for ELCA Candidacy, Rev. Gregg Knepp provides information, orientation and advising for those seeking to be rostered in the ELCA. In partnership with synodical candidacy committees, seminary faculty, and the Vocation and Education Unit of the ELCA, Endorsement and Faculty The Candidacy Manager for Regions 7 & 8, Dr. Paul Baglyos also provides candidacy advising and, together with Student Services, participates in the ELCA first call assignment process. For an overview of ELCA Candidacy, go to Vocation – Become a Leader