Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations to Andrew Ames Fuller! Andrew received his M.Div. degree this summer from the NALS/Trinity School for Ministry, and is continuing his education with the Master of Sacred Theology (STM). He plans to write his thesis on liturgical missiology as a foundation for ecumenism. Andrew was ordained as a deacon in the Anglican Church in North America in November 2019, and serves as assisting clergy at Grace Anglican Church in Edgeworth, PA. He also continues to serve Bishop Dan Selbo as the director of communications for the North American Lutheran Church. He’s looking forward to staying in Ambridge, PA with the NALS community for another year! 

Congratulations to 2020 Graduate Marisa Crofts, who has graduated from the NALS with an MDiv degree and was the recipient of several academic awards including the Baker Book Award, Episcopal Preaching Foundation Award, and Liturgical Excellence Award. Marisa is working as a curate at Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church in IL.

Congratulations to Alliyah Greaver! Alliyah is serving as a vicar at St. John Lutheran Church in Boerne, Texas this year and is looking forward to seeking a pastoral call with an NALC congregation after completing the candidacy process and her internship.

Congratulations to our 2020 graduate Taylor Rister Stempniak! Taylor has had a whirlwind year. She graduated from the NALS with her MDiv, finished her internship, and got married within the space of three months. She is newly ordained as a pastor in the NALC, and is praying that the Holy Spirit will provide clarity as she continues along this journey. She is grateful for the ways her seminary education prepared her for ministry and looking forward to serving the church for many years!