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  • Writer's pictureDani Hatfield

Summer Job Transforms Faith & Future

As Summer Ministry Team member Scott Johnson was walking along the freshly chipped trails after worship one summer day in 1994 with former Executive Director Roger Sasse, Roger posed a question that would change Scott’s life.

“Scott, have you ever thought about going into ordained ministry?” Roger asked.

“To that point, I really hadn’t. But after he asked me that question, I started thinking about it… and then I discovered I couldn’t stop thinking about it,” Scott recalled.

He graduated from seminary in 2003 and currently serves as Bishop of the Nebraska Synod of the ELCA.

In fact, in NLOM’s short 47-year history, 51 summer staff members have gone on to become ordained ministers. Countless more serve as professional or lay ministers in their communities throughout the country.

Whether or not they feel God calling them into full-time, professional ministry, all Summer Ministry Team members have an experience that impacts their faith.

We are grateful for the 42 young adults who served as role models for campers in 2022, helping them grow their confidence and independence while developing life-long friendships in a safe, loving, and faith-filled community.

If there’s a faith-filled young adult in your life that would make a great Summer Ministry Team member in 2023, invite them to apply!

Position descriptions, a full summer schedule, and application instructions are available at

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