Meet Intern Chris Sesvold
Intern Chris & Pastor Craig pictured her at Wartburg Theological Seminary when the two met for the first time in the spring of 2015. Pastor Craig will serve as Intern Chris's Supervisor, meeting with him weekly and offering him feedback as he learns what it means to become a pastor and guide God's people.
Intern Chris will also meet monthly with a group of First Lutheran Church members who will pray for him and offer him feedback and support as part of his Internship Committee. Those people include: Justin Foss (Chairperson), Sarah & Mark Fersdahl, Nancy & Tom Pugh, Dennis LaGrange, and Samuel Wicks (youth).
Please help us welcome Intern Chris Sesvold to our congregation this weekend. His first sermon is September 5-6, 2015. You'll also have a chance to spend more time with Intern Chris at our all church picnic at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2015 (Rally Sunday). He wrote the following autobiography for us to get to know him better.
"I am a 27 year old student, a husband, and a father of one. My wife, Luci (Lucile), and I are both M.Div. students at Wartburg Theological Seminary and our daughter, Anika, was born near the end of our second semester. We had the privilege of bringing her with to finish the five weeks of classes that semester. We enjoy the tight, collegial, and family friendly community of Wartburg Seminary and strive for that same feel of hospitality in the communities to which we are called.
I grew up in Holmen, Wisconsin amid rural life. My family included mother and father, two younger sisters, and two younger brothers who are twins. My youngest sister is now off to college at St. Olaf and will do very well there as she thrives on rigorous academics. My other sister remains in Holmen and has two children, the youngest of which is near in age to my daughter. My family has always been supportive of whatever I decided to do with my life, encouraging me to challenge myself to be better at the same time. In my growing up years is where my skills and interest in computers and technology as well as music were developed. I played trumpet and viola beginning in junior high, then began guitar and bass in high school. I continued to be trained as a musician when I studied music education at Winona State and continued playing trumpet when I transferred to Wartburg College.
I have served in youth and family ministry as well as parish administration/office secretary at a rural church near the twin cities. I enjoyed my time there immensely. The piece I enjoyed the most was forming the curriculum for the confirmation program." - Intern Chris Sesvold, First Lutheran Church