John Largen Appointed Interim Director of Contextual Formation

The Rev. Dr. John Largen will serve as for United Lutheran Seminary beginning August 1, 2017. In this one-year, half-time, interim appointment he will work closely with the Rev. Dr. Charles Leonard, Director of Field Formation, as well as other faculty and staff members supporting contextual and field education.

Reporting to United Lutheran Seminary Co-Dean Jayakiran Sebastian, Dr. Largen will have major responsibilities for internship placements, student assessment, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) evaluation, and the facilitation of good communication between the Seminary, supervisors, field education sites, and students.

Dr. Largen previously served many years at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina as the Pastor to the Seminary Community for Spiritual Formation. He has parish experience in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and he served as a longtime member of the ELCA Virginia Synod Candidacy Committee. He has also been an internship and field work supervisor for Gettysburg Seminary. He is a graduate of Newberry College, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and the Graduate Theological Foundation of South Bend, Indiana. Most recently, Dr. Largen was Chaplain for the Transition at Gettysburg Seminary and he taught the semester-long Spiritual Formation course at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.