Dear Friends at Trinity in Wisconsin and in Texas, St. Peter’s, Triumphant, United, First United, and Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,
I thank God with you in this season of Easter that Christ has arisen and we, too, were raised with him in baptism, so that every ending becomes for us a beginning.
Attached you will find my Easter newsletter, describing my visit to Indonesia during our Easter break to see my former DTh (Doctor of Theology) student, Casthelia Kartika, who has now graduated, ending her time at the Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) in Hong Kong and beginning her work as a professor of Church History and as the President of her church’s seminary in Jakarta.
Casthelia and I began our time at LTS together, and we are ending our time at LTS together, too. My four-year contract with the Division for Global Mission will be completed this summer, and I am so very grateful for your partnership over those four years. I will be in the States this summer and look forward to seeing some of you to thank you in person.
Associate Professor of Church History
The Lutheran Theological Seminary
50 To Fung Shan Road