Welcoming two new Chaplains to Campus

Posted on August 6th, 2013 by

ChaplainsThe Reverend Siri C. Erickson and the Reverend Brian E. Konkol officially joined the Gustavus community on August 1, 2013.

Erickson is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Carleton College where she majored in chemistry. In 2002, she received her master of divinity degree from the Claremont School of Theology. While at Claremont, she was honored with the President’s Award for academic excellence and was also presented the Award for Excellence in biblical studies. Since 2004, Erickson has been the Pastor of Lifelong Learning at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn. In addition, for the last year she has served as a leadership coach and strategical leadership consultant at the Center for Good Work in Stillwater.

Chaplains2Konkol is a graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis., where he majored in criminal justice. In 2005, he received his master of divinity degree from Luther Theological Seminary. While enrolled in seminary he served a one-year internship with the Ebenezer Lutheran Parish in Guyana, and shortly after his graduation he returned to Guyana to become pastor of the Emmanual Lutheran Parish, where he served from 2005 to 2007. In 2008, he accepted the position of country coordinator for the Young Adults in Global Missions (YAGM) program, with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa in Pietermaritzburg. In 2011, Konkol received his master of theology degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg. He is currently a PhD candidate with an emphasis on theology and development at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Konkol left South Africa in the spring of 2012 to accept a call as a co-pastor at Lake Edge Lutheran Church in Madison, Wis., with primary responsibilities for congregational leadership, public advocacy, and local and global social justice.

 

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