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Jeremy Lau S’23, S’24

George Verheyden Endowed Scholarship Fund

Allen W. & David A. Schattschneider Scholarship Fund

William Boden Scholarship Fund

“Thank you for blessing me so that I can, in turn, use my gifts, talent, and education to be a blessing to others.”


Hometown: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 

High school: Village Bible Academy 

Major: Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling and Master of Arts in Theological Studies 

Post-graduate plans: Bivocational ministry work, clinical counseling, and later a PhD to be a professor of psychology of religion. 

Why did you choose Moravian: I chose Moravian because of its commitment to rigorous theological education and a psychospiritually-integrated clinical counseling program. 

What are you most proud of: I was able to use my passion for queer theory to work on a paraphrase-translation of Song of Songs 1 and write a paper discussing the pastoral implications of this Hebrew Bible poem for a more progressive, inclusive Judeo-Christian sexual ethic. 

One thing you hope to accomplish at Moravian: I want to be able to present at least one paper to the Society of Biblical Literature, thanks to Dr. Appler’s encouragement and support. 

Something learned at Moravian: I am more able to see the image of the Divine/God in different traditions and expressions from my own. 

What do you enjoy most about Moravian: I love how invested the faculty are and how they are always championing me to believe in my call and to use my gifts and passions to help make a positive impact in this world. 

On-campus/commuter student: Commuter

Favorite class: Faith and Human Development 

Favorite book/author: The Shack by William Paul Young 

Favorite Moravian yradition: The Love Feast 

Thank You 

I am so incredibly thankful for your generosity. Because of you, I am able to worry less about my financial commitment and investment in both my clinical and theological education. Having served as a pastor in several different denominations, I know firsthand the mental and spiritual struggles folks face and am sensitive to the fact that clergy is often not well-equipped to offer competent pastoral care. This is a large part of what drove me to pursue graduate-level studies at MTS. Knowing that I will have substantially less debt post-graduation because of the scholarships made possible by folks like yourself is a blessing.