- Written by Pastor Shawn Nettleton Pastor Shawn Nettleton
- Created: April 29 2021 April 29 2021
A few years ago Saint John's was blessed to have seminarian Benjamin Vanderhyde serve here as a summer intern. Ben is currently finishing up his last year at Concordia Seminary St. Louis after serving a two year vicarage in Sri Lanka.
This summer we will be welcoming Paul Mroczenski to serve as our summer intern. Paul is a Junior at Concordia University Wisconsin where he will graduate in December with a major in Theological Languages and minors in Philosophy and Youth Ministry. After graduation, Paul will be preparing to enter one of our seminaries in the fall of 2022.
Paul is a native of Wisconsin where he grew up on a small dairy farm in Athens. He loves fishing, enjoys the outdoors, playing any and all sports (especially ping pong), watching movies and reading.
After graduating high school, Paul served ten months in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, through the Lutheran Young Adult Corps program. There he met his girlfriend Courtney Haag, a college student at CSU who attends Saint John's and is an active participant in our ChristLife campus ministry group.
On Monday, April 26, Saint John's Foundation approved a scholarship to be given to Paul for his time with us this summer. Paul will be installed on Sunday May 23 during the Divine Service. We invite you to join us that day and welcome Paul to Saint John's.
Rev. Shawn Nettleton is Senior Pastor at Saint John’s Lutheran Church. You can reach him in the church office, by email at nettleton@StJohnsFC.org or at 970-305-2420.