Internship Ministry

Saint John Lutheran Church


Saint John served as an Internship site for students who attended Wartburg Theological Seminary of Dubuque, Iowa from1993 until 2010. We participated in the intership ministry as our response to the mission of preparing pastors to serve within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Prior to becoming an official internship site in 1993, this congregation had a history of having seminary students come to Bellevue and assist the pastor in carrying out the pastoral ministry. Several of these seminarians have moved from serving the Church as faithful pastors to becoming President of Wartburg College and another a Bishop in the ELCA. Saint John hopes to partner with Wartburg Theological Seminary in the future.

Interns at Saint John Lutheran Church

Intern Year Served Currently Servins as of 2020
Clay Salmela 2009-2010 Grace Lutheran Church, Ripon, WI
Travis Borkosky 2006-2007 Essence of Life Hospice, Amana, IA
Shane Koepke 2005-2006 Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, MN
Cynthia Johnson 2004-2005 Saint John Lutheran Church, Carroll, IA
Trisha Jorgenson 2002-2003 Salem Lutheran Church - Longville, MN
Kay Wold 2001-2002 Retired - Lanesboro, MN
Mark Groves 2000-2001 Christ Lutheran Church - Brenham, TX
Anton (Tony) Scheer 1998-1999 St Olaf Lutheran Church - Garden Grove, CA
Samuel Kemp Jones 1997-1998 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI
Dwight Albers 1995-1997 Deceased January 25, 2020
Brian King 1993-1995 Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, IA


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