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Alumni News: Master of Divinity students and alumnus obtain Pastor positions at United Methodist Churches in Washington

May 15, 2017

Laura Baumgartner, MDiv ‘17
Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint Laura Baumgartner as part time Local Pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Bellevue, Washington beginning July 1, 2017.

Baumgartner is a current Masters of Divinity student at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry and will graduate this summer. She is bi-vocational and will continue teaching part-time. She has been serving in lay leadership at University Temple UMC in Seattle.

 

Melinda Giese, MDiv ‘17
Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint Melinda Giese as Pastor of Summit United Methodist Church in Tacoma, Washington beginning July 1, 2017.

Giese is a current Masters of Divinity student at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry and will graduate this spring. She has been recommended for commissioning as an Elder by the Board of Ordained Ministry's Provisional Committee.

 

Dirk Robinson, MDiv ‘13
Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky intends to appoint the Rev. Dirk Robinson as Pastor of Selah United Methodist Church in Selah, Washington beginning July 1, 2017.

Rev. Robinson graduated from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry with his Masters of Divinity in 2013 and is currently serving at Davenport-Edwall United Methodist Church.

 

Photos courtesy of PNW News Blog