I would like to invite you to join me and other Wartburg alumni to celebrate the ministry of
Dr. Norma Cook Everist at this year’s Tri-Synodical Conference.
A special reception is being planned in Norma’s honor during the free time
There are so many reasons to be grateful for Norma’s ministry. Your willingness to
come and share your personal thoughts would be a cherished gift for her.
A gift of the book, “Gentle Strength” compiled by Norma in memory of Ralph F. Smith
will be available to the first 100 guest. Plus, we have a few extra copies of the book,
“…and still the women come…… Norma will also have copies of her most recent
book, 70 Images of Grace, available at a publisher’s discount.
We are also inviting people to contribute to the Norma Cook Everist Scholarship
fund at WTS as described below.
The Norma Cook Everist Scholarship shall be for the purpose of
encouraging diversity in the student body of Wartburg Seminary.
Therefore students in financial need in such degree programs as
Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry, and Master of Arts as well
as differently abled students, and students of diverse racial and
ethnic backgrounds shall be given first consideration.
The scholarship fund currently stands at over $40,000. We are hopeful
that it can ultimately grow to $100,000. Your contribution will help make that
possible. With the increased enrollment at WTS of 77% scholarships are
Thanks for all you do in ministry. I look forward to seeing you at the
Tri-Synodical conference and at Norma’s reception.
Barb Kopperud, Trinity, Sibley
Class of 1987