Julie Tonnesen is a candidate for Word and Sacrament ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She has been a life-long Lutheran and believes that the world is hungry to hear that in Christ, we are saved by grace through faith. Julie completed her Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School and received formation in the Lutheran tradition from Luther Seminary. She has served as the LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians, and friends) campus minister at Elon University since January 2016, and has served as a ministerial intern at Macedonia Lutheran Church since June 2018. In addition to serving the church, Julie loves enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, hiking with her dog Gracie, reading, and strong coffee.