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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
September 19, 2014
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At Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, our students discover the best of all worlds -- the close-knit social community of a small college, the rich diversity of a dynamic city, and all the amenities of a world-class university. Our ecumenical, multifaith and inclusive practice creates a diverse and vibrant community.

Waterloo Lutheran Seminary offers a unique graduate experience that is personal within the Faculty of Graduate Studies of Wilfrid Laurier University, which confers our degrees. WLU is one of Canada's top ranked universities and provides resources that allow our students the opportunity to pursue research and scholarly interests in a personalized environment that fosters a high standard of academic excellence.  Our graduates find rewarding careers where they serve with the heart, such as counsellors, pastors, ministers, chaplains and social workers.

Most importantly, WLS is a community.  Our faculty and staff are committed to helping you become all that God has called you to be.  We hope you can join us in this great adventure.

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Upcoming Events...

thirdspace_ Weekly Community Worship
(Sep 21)
Open Door Service
(Sep 24)
Homecoming Service with Laurier Singers and the WLU Alumni Choir
(Sep 28)
Sing Fires of Justice for Hope
(Oct 05)
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People at Laurier

Melody Leclair, MA Theology in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy As a mature student, wife and mother of three, I had my hesitations about pursuing graduate studies at W.L.S. After several encounters with Admissions Coordinator Sarina Wheeler, I felt a calm assurance that I am not alone. Within months of registering, my journey began in the M.A. Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy program. My early days were full of adventure as I navigated new to me technology like; my learning space, the e-library and getting refreshers on how to write an essay. Personal patience, guidance from professors/colleagues' and attendance to the various training workshops W.L.U. has to offer, all contributed to my learning. Since that time, I have appreciated the camaraderie between staff/students, thought provoking class materials and discussions and personal reflection that have enriched my understandings. As I embark upon graduation, I leave with a better sense of who I am, what I believe and how I would like to have impact in the world. Onward and Upward,

Melody Leclair
MA Theology in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy