I grew up in Calgary, AB. I was good at math and science, so I studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Calgary with the hopes of using science and technology to help society. I met my husband, Brady, in engineering. After graduating I worked in the fertilizer manufacturing industry in Alberta for four years. I was raised in the Lutheran church. Music has always been an important part of my spiritual practice. As a child and youth I was in all the levels of choir from cherub to adult, and as my church transitioned to a praise band style I joined that as well. Throughout high school and university I was a member of the Calgary Stampede Showband. In addition to performance opportunities in Calgary, North America and even Europe, the Stampede Band gave me a great sense of community during those years. As I proceeded in my engineering career I slowly began to realize that the parts of my job that I loved weren't really engineering, they involved creating community. I started to wonder if there was something else that was meant to do. After being laid off in 2015 I started thinking more seriously about what that something else might be. That fall I started attending Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, taking advantage of the distance program to continue living in Calgary. My experiences so far at and outside the seminary have been very affirmative. I look forward to continuing my discernment and exploring ministry in this internship. I am interested in building and strengthening community in and beyond church. Having an un-churched husband, I am especially interested in welcoming the un-churched.