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The Admissions Office of Trinity Lutheran Seminary enthusiastically shares that this September, Kayla Aspeslagh will be joining the team as our new National Recruiter.   

Kayla has been a life-long resident of Colorado, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado.  She comes to us with 12 years of leadership and program management experience and most recently (2010 to present) has been serving as the Director of Youth Ministry with Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Louisville, CO.   Kayla serves on the University of Colorado (Boulder) Lutheran Campus Ministry Board and has been active in leadership at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp.  

 Kayla's primary roles will be to travel extensively while visibly representing Trinity Lutheran Seminary with the goal of increasing enrollment, guiding potential new students in the recruitment process, and strategically maximizing opportunities for meaningful conversations related to discernment.  Kayla brings a multitude of gifts to this position, including a deep passion for the Church, an abiding love for God's people, and the ability to connect and build relationships.

She will begin this role in early September and will relocate here to Central Ohio in order to serve our Seminary.  

Please refer any questions to Seth Bridger in the Admission Office. 




    Admissions Staff

    Seth Bridger

    Director of Recruiting and Admissions

    teddy ceasar

    Recruiter for Central Ohio

    seth admissionsThe Rev. Seth Bridger is a 2006 graduate of Trinity. Seth previously served as co-pastor along with his wife, Shelley Nelson-Bridger, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cincinnati. Prior to their call to Gloria Dei in 2011, Seth served for five years as a pastor developer in Pooler, Georgia, just outside of Savannah. Seth enjoys morning coffee with hazelnut  creamer, ideally outside; kayaking any lake, river, or creek; traveling to new places; playing baseball with his boys; worshiping God with others; and being a Child of God!

    kayla aspeslagh

    National Recruiter
    Kayla AspeslaghKayla is a native of Colorado.  She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where she studied theatre and education.  Her passion for community, developing leaders for the sake of the church, and accompanying others has her very excited to be part of the Trinity Admission Team. Before joining the Trinity community, she served 12 years in youth ministry in two different congregations in Colorado. Kayla enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the theatre, camping, traveling, peanut butter, talking theology (over a good brew), and reading in her tree hammock.


    Youth Initiatives Coordinator

    emma admissionsEmma has a passion for bringing people into the community of the church. A graduate of Capital University, Emma studied Religion and Cultural Studies and has a background in community development. She organizes Trinity hosted retreats for youth and college groups, and runs the Summer Sampler Program for high school students who want to know more about a life of ministry. Emma is currently a student at Trinity in the MTS program with a concentration in Systematic Theology focusing on African American studies.

    ceasar 100Pastor Teddy Ceasar is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and a 2009 graduate of Trinity. He has a passion for the development of church leaders and returned to Trinity after serving for three years on the pastoral staff at the First Church of God on Refugee Road in Columbus. 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.

    Aura fox

    Admissions Coordinator

    aura foxAura Fox grew up in Cambridge, Ohio. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She worked for ten years in the insurance industry before taking time off to raise a family. Aura enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time in nature. She and her husband, Ben, live in Bexley with their three children, Aiden, Evan, and Julia, in addition to an ornery boxer named Emily.


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