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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace. —1 Peter 4:10


We congratulate our most recent group of Concordia University Ann Arbor alumni who have received calls or designations to serve in ministry settings. We pray the Lord’s blessings in their vocations.

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The following Class of 2020 graduates (May and December) will be or are educators in Lutheran schools or parish musicians and family life educators in the church. A few recent graduates will also be continuing their education at seminary, pursuing the Lord’s call to become pastors.

These graduates will play a vital role in giving testament to God’s love through Christ to their communities.

Lutheran Education

Emmi (Schulze) Forbes (Grace Chapel, St. Louis, Missouri)

Alexandra Spear (St. Paul Lutheran School, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Kalera Rahn (Call process)

Jennifer Smith (Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Michigan)

Amber Streeter (ISJ Lutheran Academy, Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Family Life Education

Amanda Ressler (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Trenton, Michigan)

Celia Walkowicz (Our Savior Lutheran Church, Nashville, Tennessee)

Hannah (Biermann) Knehans (Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield, Missouri)

Family Life Education – Completing internships

Alexandra Brown

Matthew Osborne

Parish Music

Angela Knicklebein (St. Mark Houston, Houston, Texas)

Jessica Russ (The Bridge Church, Spring Hill, Tennesee)

Pre-Seminary

Conner Forbes (’19)

Morgan Garrett

Sean McNeil

Ryan Curtis

Learn more about Concordia University Ann Arbor church work programs.

— Rachel (Ferry) Thoms is manager of campus communications for Concordia University Ann Arbor. She may be reached at rachel.thoms@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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