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Sage for the ages

Edmond Yee's legacy is a generation of diverse leaders

Happy are those who find wisdom … (Proverbs 3:1 ).

Edmond Yee has mentored and multiplied church leaders through training, formation and placement for nearly 20 years. Yee is the former director of the ELCA Theological Education for Emerging Ministries program — founded at Pacific Lutheran Seminary, Berkeley, Calif., in 1989. He retired in 2008.

Ed Yee (right and in inset), visits
Ed Yee (right and in inset), visits with Diane T. Terrazas, a former student at Pacific Lutheran Seminary, Berkeley, Calif. Yee played a critical role in forming multicultural leaders within the ELCA.
“Dr. Yee encouraged, enabled, led and prayed for us,” said Nicki McIntyre.

McIntyre, a former vice president of Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, Neb., was ordained through TEEM and has served Nebraska Synod parishes for six years. TEEM, an alternate route to ordination, takes into account the leadership gifts, ministry skills and experience of those wishing to serve in a specific context.


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