Future Leaders

Jessica Chicka

Jessica Chicka


Congregation: University Lutheran, Cambridge, Mass.

Seminary: Boston University School of Theology

Jessica Chicka, M.T.S., S.T.M., Ph.D., is originally from Bethlehem, PA and currently serves as the University Chaplain for International Students at Boston University. http://www.bu.edu/chapel/about/staff/global/jessica-chicka//
Abigail Johnson

Abigail Johnson


Congregation: St. Paul, Gloucester, Mass.

Seminary: United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia

Abigail "Abby" Johnson is enrolled in the MDiv program with a concentration in environmental theology. She has served as Student Body President of ULS this year. Abby has worked in camp ministry for many years and participated in ELCA's YAGM South Africa program in 2015-2016 as an art teacher. Abby loves painting, skiing and hiking when home in New England.

Elizabeth Koerner

Elizabeth Koerner


Congregation: Gloria Dei, Bristol, Conn

Seminary: Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, Ill.

Elizabeth invites you to view her website/blog at: https://lizzik419.wixsite.com/rediscoveringliz

Tim Snyder

Tim Snyder


Congregation: Faith, Cambridge, Mass.

Seminary: Luther Seminary (completed degree in 2011)

Tim currently serves on the faculty and staff of Wartburg Theological Seminary where he stewards digital learning initiatives and teaches in the areas of ministry and practical theology. He currently lives in Dubuque, Iowa with his wife Lindsey Queener who serves as the Director for Admissions at the Seminary. Website https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/staff/timothy-k-snyder-3/

KatieThiesen

Katie Thiesen


Congregation: Redeemer, Bangor, Maine

Seminary: United Lutheran Seminary

Greetings of peace! My name is Katie Thiesen. I am a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bangor, Maine along with my dear husband, Adam. I plan to attend United Lutheran Seminary. I am a Candidate for the Word and Service Roster, continuing on my discernment to become a Deacon in our church and to be part of the Deaconess Community: deaconesscommunity.org. My wholehearted passion, fueled by God's love and grace, is social justice. Isaiah 10: 1-2; 1 John 3: 16-18. Join me with so many: poorpeoplescampaign.org