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Wilfrid Laurier University Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
July 30, 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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Holistic Healing Conference to be hosted by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s Glebe Centre May 9-10 Holistic Healing Conference to be hosted by Waterloo Lutheran Seminary’s Glebe Centre May 9-10
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People at Laurier

JoAnne Chung Yan Lam, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary My name is JoAnne Chung Yan Lam and I am in the Master of Divinity program, seeking ordination with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. I have served as one of the WLS Student Executive and it has been a pleasure to have this opportunity to share a little of my experience at WLS. My story is long-winded and complicated, but it involves three countries, my academic wanderings from physics to religious studies, and now, my third degree in theology. Despite the twists and turns of my youthful years, WLS has become a significant turning point in my career. Having attended two other theological institutes, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary provides an unique culture and atmosphere that distinctly establishes a conducive space for 'ministers-in-training." The faculty provide a balanced curriculum for preparing us for ministry in the "real world," as well as a vision of "church" beyond the steeple and the building. Concentrating on practical matters such as worship, church administration, preaching, Christian education, etc., each student is pushed to apply theory into realistic scenarios that will not leave students anxious when called to parish ministry. Since my "first contact" with the WLS faculty, I have been in awe with the humility of each faculty member. WLS presents an atmosphere of familial caring that exceeds my expectations of any academic institution. I could not imagine a better place to prepare for ministry and to challenge my Christian and Lutheran identity. Theology is not only about reading the writing of great theologians, but rather to live with inspirational theologians who humbly guide us along, discerning our own faith journeys and purpose in the world.

JoAnne Chung Yan Lam
MDiv.,
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary