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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
September 17, 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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Richard Tamas, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary Who do you say that I am? Jesus asks this question of his disciples. Asking this same question within a therapeutic relationship, or in a class full of one’s peers studying gender bias, multifaith theology, or addiction counselling may elicit a surprising response. For, finding Christ in one another is a never-ending process, and I was thrilled to learn that this self-reflective process is central to WLU’s program in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy. Entering the DMin program with a background in counselling and youth ministry, I was eager to explore key concepts in my operative theology, spirituality and well-being. As a life-long learner, I value the seminary’s focus on self-discovery, authenticity and being true to oneself in relation to the course work. Now, having completed my first year in the DMin program, I appreciate the merit of a program that combines theory, practice and personal growth. WLU is definitely where the clinical and the academic come together, and I am thankful for that experience.

Richard Tamas
DMin: Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy,
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary