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Announcing the Stewardship of Creation Summer Residency

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Explore An Exciting and Rewarding Summer Opportunity!

In collaboration with Luther Seminary, St. Paul MN and Shalom Hill Farm, Windom MN, the Center for Theology and Land at Wartburg Theological Seminary has established an 8-week Summer Stewardship of Creation Residency at Shalom Hill Farm for a seminary student of either Wartburg or Luther Seminaries or an undergraduate student of an ELCA college or university in the upper Midwest.

The Stewardship of Creation Resident will:

  • Learn how place can be a teacher. This is a learning philosophy at Shalom Hill Farm—that an environment, an ecosystem, a place can teach us especially in a rural setting.
  • Interact with and contribute to the University of Minnesota Philosophy Camp: Lives Worth Living at Shalom Hill Farm. Please check out these links: Philosophy Camp on Facebook and Philosphy Camp Website .
  • Help to build the capacity of Shalom Hill Farm to teach about stewardship of creation through tangible projects or resources the Resident might like to develop at the Farm.
  • Gain an awareness of stewardship of creation issues in a rural context.
    Develop some artifact of the experience. If the Resident is a seminary student, perhaps a sermon or a Bible study might be an outcome. If the Resident is an undergraduate, then something appropriate to their major discipline would be negotiated.
  • Work with innovative methods for local food production—chemical free gardening, straw bale gardening, hydroponics, etc.
  • The Stewardship of Creation Resident will be given a stipend of $350 per week and be provided lodging and meals.


    Applications must be received by Friday, March 31, 2017.

    The recipient will be announced on Monday, April 17, 2017.

    For more information or to request an application contact Rev. Dr. Mark Yackel-Juleen at Wartburg Seminary myackel-juleen@wartburgseminary.edu.

    This opportunity is funded by a generous grant from the Stewardship of Life Institute at Gettysburg Seminary.

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