Student profile: Tony Comer

What is your major:

Communication Studies.

Where are you from:

A few places. I was born in Bloomington, Minnesota and spent a few years in high school down in Jackson, Fairmont and Mankato.

Why did you choose MNSU:

I decided I wanted to do my graduate degree at Minnesota State University, Mankato because I wanted to experience something different. I completed my undergraduate degree at a small college called the Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development.

Rather than pursuing further education through seminary I decided to pursue grad school at a “secular” university. I wanted to get a degree in Communication Studies because the skill set fit well with ministry but also provided a more well-rounded background for ministry.

What are your plans for the future:

I would like to pursue a pastoral position in the Twin Cities after graduating in spring 2019 and pursue a doctorate at Bethel University in St. Paul.

What are your favorite memories of MNSU:

I have made great connections and learned tremendously about communication skills which are an important aid to a life in ministry.

 What is the biggest lesson you have learned in the classroom:

The biggest lesson I’ve learned in the class is that I’ll never stop learning. Knowing that building my knowledge base is something that I actively do in so many aspects of my life is one of the greatest things I can know in my education.

Feature photo courtesy of Tony Comer’s Facebook page.

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