Meet Adam Everroad (’27) from Trinity Lutheran, majoring in Applied Theology.

Why should someone from Trinity Lutheran consider CUAA (Concordia University Ann Arbor)?

I think someone from Trinity Lutheran should consider CUAA for a couple of reasons. The first reason being is that it is a good continuation of a Christian, Lutheran education. If that is something important to you, CUAA will be a great spot. Another reason CUAA would be a good fit is because it is a small university. Coming from Trinity, which is also small, you would fit right in because of the class sizes and the student-to-teacher ratio.

How did Trinity Lutheran prepare you for life after high school?

I think Trinity did a good job at preparing me for life after high school. They taught me important life skills. Such as how to be organized, how to plan out your days, as well as how to keep God first in your day-to-day life. I think without going to Trinity, my college experience would have been a lot rougher.

What has been the impact of a Lutheran education in your life?

I think the impact of having a Lutheran education in your life is very important. Not only by having this do you get a good education, but a good education with a religious emphasis. I think that’s very important. Since I’m going to school to become a Lutheran Pastor, having a Lutheran education is a top priority. I think from that education, it has helped shape me and made me who I am, and what I will eventually do.

Has any teachers or professors impacted your life while at CUAA?

I think the professor that has made the most impact on me so far would be My Old Testament and New Testament professor, Dr. Scott Yakimow. He is super engaging, as well as he gives out a lot of valuable information in his lectures. I have already increased my knowledge tenfold about the Bible since being in his class. He also likes to tell dad jokes every class, which is something I like to do myself.

What is the most underrated element of CUAA?

I think the most underrated element about CUAA is the connectivity of everyone. What I mean by that is everyone knows each other. Since everyone knows each other, it is quite easy to support each other in all the various events we do. Which I think is an essential part of this campus.

What is your favorite spot-on campus?

My favorite spot-on campus would be the chapel. It is quite pretty and quite peaceful. It is a very good spot to go if you ever need some quiet or just some time with God.

What drew you to Concordia?

The aspect of Concordia being a Lutheran campus drew me the most. It was the closest LCMS school to where I lived so naturally that was why I visited. However, I also felt called there to continue my faith journey towards being a pastor. I also liked the fact that it was a small school. Since CUAA is a small school, it also allowed me to continue my career in theatre.

What has been your favorite class here at CUAA and why?

My favorite class at CUAA so far would have been Old Testament. As I stated before, Professor Yakimow is very fun in class. However, I also have learned so much from the class itself. Old Testament has truly been so instrumental to my journey to being in being a pastor, and I’m glad I took it.

Want in?

This program offers a Master of Divinity with a focus on applied theology, providing a fundamental understanding of Scriptures and Lutheran doctrine. Concordia, affiliated with The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, welcomes students from any denomination aspiring to prepare for the pastoral office. The dedicated theology faculty guides students through the program, and studies culminate in a senior seminar, preparing students for graduate studies by allowing them to research and present on a specific topic of interest.