Our Interns


Members of St. John & Emanuel congregations are the most directly involved with the Intern on a daily basis. These congregations have proved that they are very flexible about things like schedules and learning opportunities. For example, the interns may plan and lead a variety of worship experiences!

Now just look at how many there have been!! All of us of Prairie Faith have been part of their training and especially those that so tirelessly serve on the internship committee. During the internship year we have provided feedback, experience, and direction for future Pastors of the ELCA and they are quite literally taking that experience all over the world.

Where are they now?

Intern Hayden Kvamme 2017-2018

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Former Intern Hayden graduates on May 19, 2019 from Wartburg Seminary. He has received his first call to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa.  He will be ordained on July 26, 2019 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Dubuque, Iowa. His first call will begin on August 19, 2019. Hayden & his wife Kathryn are expecting their 2nd child due in late August!

 IMG 0374Pastor Alexandra Smith 2016-2017: Pastor Allie took her first call in South Dakota.











BRUDVIG-JON-129Pastor Jon Brudvig 2014- 2015: Ordained July 15, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa, IA. Pastor Jon will be returning to the Central States Synod with his wife Pastor Barb Jones. They have been called to serve as co-pastors at Trinity Lutheran Church in Great Bend, Ks.

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Pastor Marie Sager: 2013-2014. Marie was ordained September 19, 2015 at her home church, Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, MN. Marie has been called to serve as Pastor at Trinity Luthern Church, Hays Ks. She has come back to serve in our very own Central States Synod. 

Paul Rosin

Pastor Paul Rosin: 2012-2013. Paul Albert Rosin was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament Sunday, July 6, 2014 at our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greeley, Colorado. Paul has been called to serve as Pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Austin, Colorado.



Erik Grayvold2Pastor Erik Grayvold: 2011-2012. Erik Lee Grayvold was ordained  on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at First Lutheran Church in Ewen, MI. Erik has been called to serve as Pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chesterton, Inidana. Contact information: primary e-mail: grayvolde@gmail.com






Dana Helsing

Pastor Dana M. Helsing: 2010-2011, Christ the King Lutheran Church, PO Box 48, Goldendale, WA 98620, (509) 773-5750, E-mail: danahelsing@hotmail.com"


Melinda McClusky

Melinda McClusky: 2009-2010, associate Pastor at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, Iowa. View her ordination by clicking on the following link: http://salemlutheranlakemills.weebly.com/      

Ann Klavano1

Pastor Ann M. Klavano: 2008-2009, served as  an ELCA missionary,  in Papua New Guinea for three years. Pastor Ann passed away in 2018.


Toby Burk

Pastor Toby J. Burk: 2007-2008: After a couple of years in a Nebraska congregation Toby finally made it back to Texas. He is now an Associate Pastor at Salem Lutheran Church, 1500 Salem Rd, Brenham, TX 77833, (979) 836-9320

Chris Heinhold

Pastor Christopher Heinold: 2006 – 2007, St. James Lutheran Church, PO Box 250, Ganado, TX 77962, (361) 771-2461, E-mail: chrisheinold@hotmail.com"


Suellen 3Pastor Suellen Bahleda: 2005-2006, after nine years at Resurrection Lutheran Church,  in Juneau, AK , Pastor Suellen has recently accepted a call at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Portland, OR.

D J Rasner

Pastor Donald J. Rasner: 2004 – 2005, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1000 W Quincy St. Hancock, MI 49930, (906) 482-2381.


Tim Rahn

Pastor Tim Rahn: 2003 – 2004, served the Lutheran Parish of Western Kansas for several years.  Tim and his wife Carol are now both retired. Carol and Tim continue to enjoy life here in San Antonio.

Barry Levine

Pastor Barry Levine: 2002-2003, began his Internship with Our Redeemer and finished with Prairie Faith. Pastor Barry has recently retired.

Rev, Barry Levine [rev-lev@att.net]

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