Rural Ministry Fellow
Kansas Pastor Awarded Rural Ministry Fellowship
Marilyn Wullschleger, the pastor of three small Presbyterian congregations near Marysville, KS, has been awarded the Rural Ministry Fellowship. The fellowship begins this fall and will provide Wullschleger with financial support to attend Lifelong Learning events during the year. She in turn will provide leadership for the “Strengthening Rural Ministry” conference to be held at the seminary May 6-8, 2008.
Born in Kansas, Wullschleger grew up as the child of “home missionaries” in Appalachia. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kentucky and established herself as a clinical researcher and medical editor at both her alma mater and with the Humana Heart Institute in Louisville, KY. Called to ministry,
she completed her M.Div. degree in 1996 at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, then received a call to be a pastor in her home state.
Developed by the seminary’s Center for Lifelong Learning, the Rural Ministry fellowship and conference are funded by generous gifts from individuals and congregations. The fellowship is awarded to a pastor or commissioned lay pastor serving a congregation in a rural setting.
For more information about the “Strengthening Rural Ministry” conference and to register online, go to www.ctsnet.edu > Lifelong Learning > Courses and Events. Then click on May 6.