UNION News

Rev. Mike Waltner, M.Div. ’03

Categories: Alums in the World

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What’s the best thing about your job?

The best thing is working with a talented team of people to address pressing issues of the manipulation and misuse of religion to justify violence. It is also a great privilege to serve my religious vocation in a way that addresses some of the most pressing issues in today’s world.

How did Union prepare you for this?

Union challenges its students to think critically about the
world and to envision ministry that is informed and connected to the issues and concerns of the world.

How have you stayed connected to Union?

I’ve stayed connected to Union mainly through the alumni/ae that I met during my seminary studies.

What would you say to someone considering going to Union?

I think Union is definitely a special place full of opportunity to grow and develop, but it requires students to take initiative during their studies. If I had to do it all over again, I would have focused much more on spiritual formation in addition to my studies.

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