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Office of Admissions

Leaders for Christ's church at work in the world

Getting You the Tools that You Need

Our world is changing and we find that our current contexts continue to diversify. Globalization makes the world appear to shrink. Trinity seeks to form leaders who are thoroughly equipped to minister effectively in this ever-changing world.
Spanish for Ministry is a significant part of training for Trinity students. Over 55 million people in the U.S. identify themselves as Latino or Hispanic, and that number continues to grow. For many of our faith communities, ministry opportunities abound to reach people who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Former students at Trinity realized they were not equipped to minister in this manner and brought their concerns to Trinity. The administration was aware of these changes in the landscape of ministry and came up with a great solution: Spanish for Ministry.

Trinity is proud to be the first ELCA seminary to have degree programs which require students to learn how to conduct worship in Spanish. This is a great tool to have in the tool kit; it will definitely be needed in the days to come.  

Trinity Forms Leaders.    

Teddy Ceasar
Recruiter for Vocation

  • If you are lucky enough to take some time, any time, to grow and study here, do it! Dedicated teachers will push you to develop the gifts you came with and encourage the gifts you never knew you had. As you research, worship, and create with your peers, you learn from their unique backgrounds as well. It has been such a blessing to take part in daily worship, to participate in service playing, planning and prayer. The music program is demanding, and so completely worth it. You'll feel like you developed a whole new set of wings for your future.

    Sarah Herman
    Master of Arts in Church Music (M.A.C.M.) Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Admissions Staff

Laura Book

Director of Admissions

Teddy Ceasar

Recruiter for Vocation

Sara Bates

Admissions Office Manager

book 100In Laura Book’s office rests a beautiful walking stick. The walking stick represents the journey she has travelled through seminary, and now she continues to walk with others on their discernment paths through ministry, service, and seminary. Her journey began at St. Olaf College where she graduated with a degree in sociology. Later she attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary and earned her Master of Theological Studies in 2007. Laura is rostered in the ELCA as an Associate in Ministry and has worked with both high school students and young adults through Trinity’s Summer Seminary Sampler program. In her new role as Admissions Director, she additionally collaborates with national ELCA partners and other ecumenical organizations.

ceasar 100Pastor Teddy Ceasar ('09) is a native of Columbus, Ohio, has a passion for the development of church leaders, and looks forward to serving both the church and the academy through his work in the Admissions office. He returns to TLS after serving for three years on the pastoral staff at the First Church of God on Refugee Road. Before heading to Trinity, Teddy earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He combines his passion for youth and sports by coaching high school football in the Columbus Public Schools district. He also scores touchdowns for Trinity’s flag football team.

bates 100Sara serves as the Admissions Office Manager, helping students through the application process. A native of Northwest Ohio, Sara attended Bowling Green State University, where she studied Secondary Education. Sara enjoys the outdoors and crafting, and loves working with students as they walk through their discernment journeys. A passion for music has led her to the Trinity Liturgical Choir.
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