Joe Natwick '11

Major: Religion and Basics

  • Pastoral Intern
  • Messiah Lutheran Church, Vancouver, Wash.

“In ministry, each day brings the opportunity of doing something entirely new. Whether offering support to individuals and families, interpreting ancient texts for the 21st century, preaching and teaching in large groups, or making financial decisions about the future, working in a church is never stale work.

“At PLU I was encouraged to learn inside and outside of the classroom, blending my passions for theological and historical studies, faith communities, and the outdoors. My education at PLU gave me the critical thinking skills and the voice I need daily to encounter each new challenge with creativity and poise.”

Joe Natwick '11 - Pastoral Intern