Good Morning from Berkley California!

It has been a rather hectic week or so in the Carlson household. But as I wake this morning I find myself in a place I’ve never been before, Berkley California. Although I haven’t run into any “Hippies” with flowers in their hair, I find I am no longer in the minority wearing my Birkenstocks. (although most of the people here don’t accessorize with the same sock selection that I do).

I am here for an educational experience at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS). Recently I was entered as a candidate for ordination through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and now I am participating in the Theological Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM) program as an extension of my studies at Luther Seminary, St. Paul (LSSP).

Therefor, I am here at PLTS, via LSSP, pursuing ordination in the ELCA through TEEM! (Ahhhhhh, acronyms, I feel like I’m back in government work!)

Anyway, that’s what I’m up to this week. It looks like this will be a great experience. I’ll try to share more as the week goes on but I’m not sure how busy I will be. Signing off from TLQIBCa. (The La Quinta Inn Berkley California for you civilians and non-clergy types)