Fulfilling Our Mission!
Emmanuel Academies Welcomed in Rwanda!
Emmanuel Academies joined the Lutheran Church in Rwanda, ELCA Global Mission and The Lutheran Federation in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of their church, as we identified prospective students four our program! Learn more about this exciting Kingdom building opportunity here!
Bishop Mugabo Receiving Letter of Congratulations from Bishop Suarez, Presented by Pastor Steve and Howard Isaacson
Pastor Steve Wigdahl and Howard Isaacson with EA Seminarian Edward and prospective students.
Emmanuel Academies hosts "Lunch & Learn"
Members of Emmanuel and prospective students had the opportunity to learn more about EA's 5-Year Pastoral Degree Program at an informal "Lunch & Learn" at the church.

Rev. Dr. Rick Bliese with Karen Parry, Ministry Leader, First United Methodist Church of Naples  

We are very delighted to accompany our first M.Div. student Mary Osen from Peace Lutheran in Ft Myers!
Faith, Vocation & Economics:
A Church for Monday

It was a wonderful opportunity for Academies to host the A Church for Monday s imulcast in October. Members of Emmanuel learned together and witnessed examples of how to connect faith and vocation. We thank Thrivent Financial for their sponsorship and support!
Members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church connecting faith and vocation!
Emmanuel Academies is Growing!
Laurie Sullivan is thrilled to be joining the Emmanuel Academies team as Recruiting Specialist. Originally from the Chicago area, she moved to Collier last year and was Spirit lead to find Emmanuel Lutheran Church. She has worked in higher education administration for several years, providing student services as well as developing and managing educational programs offered for working professionals through the University of Illinois Chicago. Laurie holds  a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and  a Master of Social Work from Washington University. Laurie Sullivan, Recruiting Specialist, at 630-863-5329, Laurie@EmmanuelAcademies.org
Emmanuel Academies Represents at Florida-Bahamas Synod Vitality Training Retreats
This fall the Florida Bahamas Synod began holding Vitality Training Retreats for congregational leaders to learn about the ELCA'S Vitality Process, through which congregations reflect on and respond to God’s plans. Emmanuel Academies had the opportunity to speak about our 5-Year Program at several of these retreats, including one held right here at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Learn more about this initiative of the Florida Bahamas Synod! We have been invited to accompany the Synod 's leadership as they host these retreats across the state.
Rev. Khader El-Yateem, Director for Evangelical Mission, Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA, with Laurie Sullivan, EA Recruitment Specialist
Read all about us in the Florida Bahama SYNOD Fall Newsletter!
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