WHO AM I
Pastor Kristin Engstrom is the Country Coordinator for the new Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program in Senegal.
Originally from the midwestern United States, I am a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Go Badgers!) with degrees in Comparative Literature and International Relations - Africa. A couple years after graduating from the Univeristy of Wisconsin, I finally followed God's call to serve as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. After graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, I served for six years at two different parishes in New Jersey.
Now, I live and serve in Senegal, West Africa. A country of great hospitality. A country where Christians and Muslims and Animists seek to live together in peace. A country where six young adults (or jeunes adultes as we say in french) from the ELCA will spend a year accompanying our partners in Senegal, even as they themselves are transformed by the the wonderful people of Senegal.
WHAT IS YAGM
YAGM or Young Adults in Global Mission is a ministry partnership between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and our partner churches and ministries around the world. YAGM in Senegal partners with Senegelese Lutheran Development Services and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Senegal.
To find out more about the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the ELCA please visit ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission.