Pastor Ali Tranvik – Lutheran Campus Pastor

Born and raised in Minnesota, Ali has made a home in Durham after working as a writer in Minneapolis, a college access coach in St. Louis, and an English teacher in Ecuador. During her time as a seminarian at Duke Divinity School, she spent a summer living and working in a migrant and refugee shelter on the US-Mexico border, further shaping her call to ministry. She is passionate about building relationships across Duke and the wider Durham community, and is involved in  Durham CAN and the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. In her free time, you can find her in the Blue Ridge mountains, at a Durham Bulls game, or at La Vaquita, Durham’s best taco joint, with her partner, Isak.

As a former Duke Lutheran herself, Ali is humbled to serve as Campus Pastor, and is excited about the ways she sees God at work in this wonderful community. You can contact her at alexandra.tranvik@duke.edu 


2019-2020 Leadership Team  

One of the central theological campaigns of the Lutheran Reformation was  equipping and empowering of the “priesthood of all believers.” No longer were popes and priests the only ones with a vocation. No longer were monks and nuns the only ones who could live a life in service to God. Suddenly all Christians—with their own gifts and within their own contexts—were called to serve God and neighbor. Luther’s “priesthood of all believers” is a theology that Duke Lutherans takes seriously, and one that shapes the Duke Lutherans Leadership Team. We are grateful to have these amazing leaders with us this year, each using their own gifts, experience, and passion to form Duke Lutherans this year and for years to come!

Alex Goff
Jovita Byemerwa
Anya Varanko
Christina Nesslage
Magdalena Philips
Eric Juarez
Cami Bowen
Erik Peterson
Katie Elkin


2019-2020 Duke Lutherans Committee Members

Phil Hart, Chair
Cindy Snyder
Anya Varanko
Leonard Hango
Susan Kesti
Aaron Klink
Claire Cooney
Riley Waugh
Linda Foreman
Kelly Raney
Marg Schultz