Fall 2009 TRINITY Magazine
Kurt Schemper ’97
Major: Communication arts and theology
Kurt Schemper ’97, a former Trinity communication arts and theology major, received an Emmy for his work as a producer on Intervention, the A&E Television Network docuseries. The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards aired September 20.
In an interview with TRINITY magazine in April, Schemper said: “I’ve been fortunate to be involved with a project that is changing lives. Intervention has done over 117 interventions and approximately 80 percent of those people remain committed to their sobriety.”
Speaking then of his faith, Schemper recalled a quote by Frederick Buechner that a Trinity professor shared with him: “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
“My deep gladness is Jesus,” said Schemper. “The entertainment industry is no different than any other place with lonely people searching for gladness.”