Princeton Seminary is a long way from Waunakee, Wisconsin, but word about FPC has spread. One young man enrolled there, William (Bill) Jordan, heard that we have a lot going on here in Wisconsin and that he would be wise to spend time in an actual, functioning, growing church—ours!—before he takes his final year of classes for his Master’s of Divinity degree. That’s what seminary interns do—gain real-world experience and focus on various aspects of church life (they call it “field education”). From preaching and leading worship to making hospital calls to learning about education programs and church finances, Bill is learning about pastoring at FPC from the inside out. He works with the Elders, Deacons, staff and church members, depending on what projects or tasks he is working on. Pastor Kirk mentors him, of course, but you can find him visibly involved all around FPC until he moves on in December to his next six-month internship.
Bill grew up north of Chicago and discerned a call to Christian ministry while still in high school. His sense of call strengthened during his undergraduate years at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, where he earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Religion and Management Studies. From there he enrolled in seminary, where he has taken a full course load as well as completed an internship at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys spending time with his family, running, playing tennis, reading about American history, and meeting any new dog he comes across. Please watch for him and reach out to welcome him whenever you have the chance!