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Jill Rode Update

St. John United Lutheran ChurchJill Rode was our Campus Ministry Associate for two years.  She left LCM to enter seminary to become a pastor. Currently she is in her third year and is beginning her internship after two years of study and 400 hours or Clinical Pastoral Education. Below is Jill's latest update:

Dear Friends and Family, 
I've made it!  To Seattle, that is.  After an incredible summer, I now ready to begin my third year of seminary which is internship year.  It hardly seem real that I am already halfway through my degree and now living in the beautiful city of Seattle.  There is much to tell already in the one week that I have been here, and I know that there will be many adventures to come.  Excitement doesn't even begin to describe how I am feeling.
Now I know in the past, I've sent out seminary "updates" every couple months or so, but with internship beginning, I'm going to be using a different format to share my experiences.  A blog!  This way, you can visit my blog at your convenience and read what you want.  I will try to update it at least once a week with various thoughts/experiences/questions that I think may be pondering at the moment.
The address for my blog is:  If you're not very good at remembering to check blogs, I believe there is an option to email subscribe to it which means that you'll receive an email every time I post something new.  
Also, I have a new mailing address for this year (which, interestingly enough, is not the church I am interning at)!
Jill Rode
c/o Ballard First Lutheran Church
2006 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117
Lastly, I again want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to accompany me on journey through seminary.  Your support means the world to me, and I am continually uplifted by communication I have with you and the prayers you say for me.  So, thank you.
Jill Rode
You can also stay in touch with Jil via her BLOG at

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