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December Featured Alumnus: Jared Greanya

December Featured Alumnus: Jared Greanya

November 17, 2022 by Office of Marketing and Communication Alumni
December Featured Alumnus: Jared Greanya

MEET Jared Greanya '08



Why did you choose WLC?

Growing up in the Wisconsin Ev. Luth. Synod, outside of Martin Luther College, it was the only affiliated Christian school that I knew about, so when I was following a path outside of the full-time ministry, it was the strongest option with a Christian mission.

Tell us about your favorite WLC experience.

My favorite WLC experience, by far, was my time in the choir, especially our opportunities to travel. This was followed closely by my time as a Warriors soccer player under Coach Joe Luedke. I’m still friends with many of my old teammates today, and it is such a joy to run into them and choir mates in the community!

Who is your favorite WLC professor or staff member?

My favorite professor was probably Matt Krug (WLC 1997). My favorite staff member, if this counts, is my friend Landon Pemper (WLC 2007), who was an RA. 

What have you accomplished since graduation?

One of the only things that I knew I wanted at that time in my life was a family. I’ve now been married 14 years to the woman [Myrriah (Miller) Greanya ’05] who makes me better every day, and we have three children (Avery, Ophelia, and Gryffin). We are more blessed than we could ever ask or deserve. Professionally, I’ve never had much of a bucket list. My goals are now measured by the impact that I have on others. I strive to be the leader that I wanted and needed so that I can give back to others.

What is next on your bucket list to complete?

With every career move I try to ask myself one question: Will this increase my impact on others and on my community? Is it just a job? Is it just a career? Or is it a calling? Jobs and careers are often about yourself, but a calling is about impacting others.


"I support WLC because it was a transformational part of my young adult life, as well as my wife's. We both left our home states to attend WLC with little to no family or friends, and WLC was our full community support during that time."