Mentor a First Year Seminarian
The first year of seminary is a shock to some and a homecoming for others. But regardless of someone’s religious background or their love or dislike for Wellhausen, they need a buddy who’s recently been through this same experience. Pairing a first-year seminarian with a recent graduate not only deepens the community among incoming students, but it has positive ripple effects throughout the whole Emmanuel community.
If you’ve recently completed seminary and have benefited from a previous MRC mentor match, then you are eligible to apply for this program! We’re not looking for any spiritual gurus or folks with all the answers, just people who can listen and be a good sounding board for a first-year student.
Applying does not mean you will automatically be asked, as we try to encourage a range of diversity in peer mentors. But we like to accept as many as we can! So, please apply!
- Coming to at least one planning meeting
- Attending a one-hour session at orientation (August 18 – 19)
- Meeting at least three times with one first-year student
- Helping to create a day retreat with other peer mentors for first year seminarians. Last year, first-year students and mentors spent a day on Boone Lake, painting and ax-throwing!