Campus ministry administrative assistant bids adieu to PLU

Posted on Nov 1 2013 - 10:44am by Reland Tuomi

Administrative Assistant Jennifer Walleman of Campus Ministry is leaving the rainy weather and bad drivers of the Pacific Northwest to return to her home state of Missouri.

Walleman began working at Pacific Lutheran University’s Campus Ministry in September 2011 when her husband was stationed at Joint- Base Lewis McChord.

As an administrative assistant, Walleman schedules and prints bulletins for chapel. She communicated with groups inside and outside of PLU to find out about events for the bulletin announcements, and she also worked on the website and assigned tasks for the campus
ministry stewards.

“You can’t get anything planned with campus ministry without going through [Walleman],” senior Tommy Flanagan, University Congregation council president, said.

Campus Ministry held a farewell reception Wednesday for Walleman. University pastors Dennis Sepper and Nancy Connor organized the reception and many Campus Ministry stewards and University Congregation Council members attended.

They asked Walleman what she would miss about the area and PLU in general, laughing at memories and inside jokes.

“Ever since I started working here, I immediately noticed everyone here really valued being here and wanted to make the most out of their time here,” Walleman said.

Near the end of the reception, Pastor Connor and Pastor Sepper presented Walleman with a PLU sweatshirt, and the University Congregation Council gave her two tickets for a Missouri versus Texas football game. Walleman and her husband began driving back to Missouri today with their two miniature schnauzers to live with her mother-in-law.

Her husband has a found a job with a three-month contract in Kansas City, Mo.