DiscerningMission.org is a web-based project of the Center for Missional Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.

The Center for Missional Leadership is a collaborative learning and leadership network involving scholars, students, and local church and denominational leaders across the globe. We are focused on engaging the diverse contexts for the gospel through rigorous theological and social scientific inquiry. All of work of the Center has a particular interest in congregations as they participate in God's life and mission.

We're eager to interact with missional leaders like you, as we learn, grow and enter into this new era of mission together.



Current Job: Curator & Mission Developer at The Netzer Co-Op

Mary Hess joined the Luther Seminary faculty in July of 2000. Hess received her B.A. degree in American Studies in 1985 from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She received her M.T.S. degree in 1992 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. In 1998, she received her Ph.D. in religion and education from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.