Jeni Grangaard has been the seminary pastor at Luther Seminary since 2019. She was formerly the pastor of Glyndon Lutheran Church in the town of Glyndon, Minnesota. Grangaard also previously worked as a Country Co-Coordinator in the Young Adults in Global Mission Program in Jerusalem and the West Bank. She wrote an article about her extended stay for the spring 2020 edition of the journal Word & World. Entitled “The Texture of Blessing,” the piece described her daily experience of the land’s seasonal rhythms. In her spare time, Grangaard is relearning the French language after working on her abilities in Spanish, German, Swahili, Arabic, and biblical Greek and Hebrew.