My name is Josh, and I’m a seminarian at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a candidate for ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Michigan, aka God’s Country, is my homeland, but Chicago has proven to be a pretty good surrogate. I graduated from Concordia University in River Forest, IL, in 2011 with an English degree and have since worked in retail, a historic house museum, and a golf course call center. Three years later, I finally decided to answer my call to ministry and started seminary. In my little free time, I love to read, drink coffee, watch inordinate amounts of Netflix, and enjoy all things Chicago.