Wednesday LIFE Talks
6:30 – 7:15 pm

Join us during 2021-22 at LIFE U (Living In Faith Everyday) as we focus on four life-giving practices of abundant living.  LifeU is a year-long series of adult education courses presented by renowned national and international speakers, designed with you in mind to grow deeper in faith.  All courses are free of charge – community welcome.

This year we’re presenting a series of LIFE Talks on Wednesdays  Click below to earn more about the speakers in this year’s LifeU curriculum!  Please note: Pandemic protocol and other unforeseen events may affect our schedule.

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January 2022: We share our faith story

January 26
Presenter: Joe Davis

Joe Davis

Joe Davis is a nationally-touring artist, educator, and speaker based in Minneapolis, MN. He employs poetry, music, theater, and dance to shape culture. 

His work has been featured on BET, CNN, and VH1. He is the Founder and Director of multimedia production company, The New Renaissance, the frontman of emerging soul funk band, The Poetic Diaspora, and co-creator of JUSTmove, racial justice education through art. He has keynoted, facilitated conversation, and served as teaching artist at hundreds of high schools and universities including programs in New York, Boston, and most recently as the Artist-in-Residence at Luther Seminary where he earned a Masters in Theology of the Arts.

February 2022: We serve

February 2
Presenter: Pastor Veronica John of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Pastor Veronica John is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania where she leads two services, one in English and one in Kinyarwanda, but her service extends well into the week and into the wider community. To Veronica, faith in action is about God’s dream for a just world where all are fed.  She leads capacity building and training opportunities for women and girls, as well as other community development initiatives (including women’s entrepreneurship projects and feeding children in Rwanda), supported in part through gifts to ELCA World Hunger. She is currently completing her master’s in theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago through a scholarship with ELCA Global Mission.

February 9: Serving the Neighbor Courageously and Generously
Presenter: Grace Pomroy

Grace Pomroy

Grace Pomroy is a financial educator, speaker, and coach, currently serving as Director of the Stewardship Leaders Program at Luther Seminary. She frequently speaks, writes and blogs about empowering people to connect their money and their values to create a more fulfilling life. Grace is a Certified Financial Education Instructor and co-author of Embracing Stewardship: How to Put Stewardship at the Heart of Your Congregation’s Life.  She studied religion and mathematics at St. Olaf College and completed an M.A. in Congregational Mission and Leadership at Luther Seminary. 

February 16
Presenter: Carlos Gantchoff, Director of the Community Resource Center

Carlos Gantchoff

Carlos serves as Director of St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center (CRC), leading a team serving families with basic needs and support, including housing, food and clothing. The CRC, an outreach ministry that started 10 years ago, is a tangible way for St. Andrew’s to serve our neighbors and community, with a particular emphasis on families experiencing homelessness. Carlos has worked for more than 30 years in organizations dedicated to young people and families, including schools, camps, and social service agencies supporting underserved communities. He studied elementary education at Arizona State University.

February 23
Presenters: Pastor Sarah Breckenridge and Dr. Jim Moline