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The Rev. Dr. Amy C. Schifrin has been called as Seminary Director for the North American Lutheran Seminary (NALS), the new seminary of the North American Lutheran Church.

The Seminary Director serves as administrator of both the North American Lutheran Seminary and  the NALS Seminary Center at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pa.

Dr. Schifrin’s call was issued by the NALC Executive Council. Her call was also approved by the Trinity School for Ministry faculty and Board of Trustees.

“Dr. Schifrin is both qualified and called by our Lord to serve in this capacity. She brings a tremendous commitment and passion for the faithful education and the spiritual formation of pastors for Word and Sacrament ministry in the mission field of our culture,” said NALC Bishop John Bradosky.

“She has already been accepted and affirmed by the faculty at Trinity School for Ministry, peers with whom she will teach and lead,” he said.

“I am certain both the students and faculty serving throughout our NALS Houses of Studies will be blessed by her teaching and leadership. The congregations of the North American Lutheran Church will be strengthened by the pastors who are both formed and informed by NALS under the excellent leadership of Dr. Schifrin.” Bishop Bradosky said.

The 2013 NALC Convocation authorized raising $1 million for the establishment of the seminary. Seminary funding will come from support from NALC congregations and from individual gifts.

Donations to support the seminary may be given to the NALC Theological Education Fund through local congregations, online at www.thenalc.org, or sent to:

NALC Theological Education Fund
2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220
New Brighton, MN 55112-2202

“While we rejoice in this decision, I invite you to join me in praying for Dr. Schifrin in this time of transition and formative months of leadership in establishing our seminary,” Bishop Bradosky said.