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Office of Admissions

Leaders for Christ's church at work in the world

Trinity not only trains you for ministry, but will also help place you once you graduate. That’s right, the plans to establish a Placement Office here at Trinity are well under way.

For rostered members of the E.L.C.A. there has always been a process that assigns and places you in a ministry setting. With the growing number of students attending seminary who are going into various types of ministry other than ordained clergy, a new need has risen. Trinity seeks to be on top of this new need.

Students coming into Trinity in the near future will have the wonderful opportunity to benefit from this. We want you to know that Trinity does not only form leaders, but Trinity will help place leaders of Christ’s Church at work in the world.
Forming leaders and impacting the world,

Teddy Ceasar
Recruiter for Vocation

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  • Music at Trinity connects me to God in a deeper and more satisfying way through the community created by peers and professors. The courses are relevant to my present church situation and so spiritually fulfilling--more so than I ever imagined. Trinity is a family of individuals united through the desire to experience a meaningful connection with God.

    Heather Darling
    Master of Arts in Church Music (M.A.C.M.)

Admissions Staff

Laura Book

Director of Admissions

Teddy Ceasar

Recruiter for Vocation

Sara Bates

Admissions Office Manager

book 100In Laura Book’s office rests a beautiful walking stick. The walking stick represents the journey she has travelled through seminary, and now she continues to walk with others on their discernment paths through ministry, service, and seminary. Her journey began at St. Olaf College where she graduated with a degree in sociology. Later she attended Trinity Lutheran Seminary and earned her Master of Theological Studies in 2007. Laura is rostered in the ELCA as an Associate in Ministry and has worked with both high school students and young adults through Trinity’s Summer Seminary Sampler program. In her new role as Admissions Director, she additionally collaborates with national ELCA partners and other ecumenical organizations.

ceasar 100Pastor Teddy Ceasar ('09) is a native of Columbus, Ohio, has a passion for the development of church leaders, and looks forward to serving both the church and the academy through his work in the Admissions office. He returns to TLS after serving for three years on the pastoral staff at the First Church of God on Refugee Road. Before heading to Trinity, Teddy earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati. He combines his passion for youth and sports by coaching high school football in the Columbus Public Schools district. He also scores touchdowns for Trinity’s flag football team.

bates 100Sara serves as the Admissions Office Manager, helping students through the application process. A native of Northwest Ohio, Sara attended Bowling Green State University, where she studied Secondary Education. Sara enjoys the outdoors and crafting, and loves working with students as they walk through their discernment journeys. A passion for music has led her to the Trinity Liturgical Choir.
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