News from Good Shepherd member, Jeanette Perrault!

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Greetings from Dubuque, Iowa! For those of you who don't know me, my name is Jeanette Perrault, and I am a first year student at Wartburg Theological Seminary. After graduating from Concordia College in 2013, working for five years in the Fargo-Moorhead area, becoming a member at Good Shepherd, and creating a wonderful community, I felt the call to move across the Midwest and become a full-time student again. Talk about a big change!

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I’m currently pursuing my Master of Divinity with the hope of becoming an ordained pastor in the ELCA church. So far, I’ve become semi-proficient in reading and writing Biblical Greek, have been studying the foundations of Christian Worship and the Gospels, have learned about church history and where we see God’s mission today, and have been challenged by looking at who our neighbors are in a pluralistic world.

My first semester has been full of transitions, changes, relearning how to be a student again, and finding community in this new setting. I am thankful knowing I have Good Shepherd supporting me through prayer and encouragement, knowing I always have a place to come back to when I visit or a community to worship with via technology on Sunday mornings!

Fun Fact: Seminary is for everyone! In my class, we currently have students who just graduated from college, people in their 2nd or 3rd careers, people in their early seventies, and everywhere in between!