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First Prize, $1,000 and the opportunity to preach at Sanctuary Church in Minneapolis - Caitlyn Stenerson

Justice is Opening a Seat at the Table

Caitlyn Stenerson is a second-year Master of Divinity student at Bethel Seminary, Saint Paul, with concentrations in Marriage and Family Studies and the Hebrew language. Caitlyn is passionate about pursuing holistic ministry that transforms communities, families, and individuals through the power of Jesus Christ. A graduate of Bethel University’s Political Science program, Caitlyn worked in state politics, political campaigns, and public relations prior to entering seminary. Caitlyn serves as the Youth Director at Crossroads Church in Lakeville, Minnesota.

Second Prize, $800 - Clynt Reddy

Roars and Whispers

Clynt is an MDiv student at Bethel who will be graduating this May! He and his wife Annie have been married for five years and live in Burnsville with their newborn son, Laker. Clynt currently serves as the Connections Director at River Valley Church, a multisite church based in the south metro. Clynt is an avid Vikings fan, and he enjoys traveling and cooking with his family. He has a passion for ministry, academia, and the marketplace and is eager to see all those worlds collide someday in his future.

Third Prize, $600 - Josiah Hagen

The Foreign Concept of Justice

Josiah and his wife Kat live in Roseville with their daughter Zoey. Josiah works in the Bethel University Campus Store, where he puts his love of fine writing implements and quality paper to good use. He loves reading, hearing, and telling a good story. Josiah is nearing the completion of his Master of Divinity, and has a special place in his heart for the Hebrew two-thirds of the Bible. He has a passion for issues of compassion and justice. Josiah also enjoys cooking for family and friends, sitting around a table playing games, and wearing bow ties.