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Nick Naumann

This series profiles the men and women who are in their final year of preparation for the public teaching
or preaching ministry at our Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Age: 25
Program: Seminary
Year in School: Senior
Where were you born?
Valentine, Nebraska.
Where did you grow up?
White River, South Dakota, until I was one-and-a-half. From then until age twenty, I lived in Tacoma, Washington.
Married? Unmarried? Tell us about your family.
I am not married. I have one brother, three sisters.
What hobbies, sports or extracurriculars interest you?
My interests include long distance running, learning languages, and reading classic fiction.
Tell us one thing about yourself that most people don’t know.
I have been growing my beard since January of 2017.
Which academic subjects especially interest you?
I particularly enjoy any class that studies a foreign language.
How did you first come to consider the public teaching or preaching ministry as a career?
After I graduated from high school, I was sitting in our family’s living room back in Washington. While my brother, his friend, and I were playing video games, my dad leaned into the room and said, “Immanuel’s on the phone. They want to know if you’re coming back for college.” I shrugged and said, “Sure.” But the longer I attended college at Immanuel, the more and more interested in (and dedicated to) my studies I became.
What have you appreciated most about
your time at ILC?
The lasting brotherhood. Even though many of your friends leave Immanuel after high school, they never leave your life. Even if you don’t talk to them very often after high school graduation, or they live far away, you will have them as Christian brothers and sisters for the rest of your life.
What qualities do you think will most be needed
by the future leaders of the church?
Willing hearts, diligent minds, and compassionate souls.