Campus Pastor, Lutheran Campus Ministry at Northwestern University
Deanna (she/her/hers) loves to learn! That is probably why she's spent most of her life in academic settings--as a student, a teacher, and a campus pastor--and earning a B.A. and M.A. in English as well as a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Counseling. She currently serves as the Campus Pastor at the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Northwestern University (LCMNU). Although she's originally from South Dakota and continues to spend much time there, her vocation has taken her to Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, Minnesota, and, now, Illinois. When she's not working, Deanna loves to travel; she's a "foodie" for all farm to table restaurants; and she loves to spend time with friends and family, especially with her niece and nephews. Deanna appreciates being a fellow at Shepard as she enjoys the conversations she has with students! She enjoys getting to meet so many students from so many backgrounds and hearing how they are integrating their learning and life experiences at NU and discerning their current and future vocational paths.
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