Jenny Schmidt

What brought you to Augustana?

My family was looking for an active, progressive Lutheran church. Augustana was the first church we visited when we arrived in Portland and we didn’t need to look any further.

What inspires you?

People who are visionaries with a passion for service.

What have you learnt about your faith and God recently?

Sometimes when things don’t work out, there is a reason that might not be readily apparent.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

I was born in Malaysia and went to high school in Thailand.

What’s your biggest challenge?

Working too much and not getting enough sleep.

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