My vocation (or calling in life): physical therapy assistant.
My congregation: St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peabody, Kan.
My favorite person in the Bible: Ruth (so faithful).
My favorite liturgical season: Ascension — so overlooked, but the most important.
My favorite potluck dish: everything! What’s not to love?
My favorite junk food: chocolate, the darker the better.
I prefer to sit here during worship: wherever I’m needed.
People would be surprised to know that: I still play the flute after 40 years (and I’m taking lessons too).
The hymn I want played at my funeral: “Now the Green Blade Riseth” and “Lift High the Cross.” NOT “Amazing Grace” or “How Great Thou Art.”
Lutherans are great at: being in the middle of any important issue.
Lutherans could do better at: taking a stand one way or the other.
My favorite volunteer project: teaching Sunday school, any age.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: anything where the congregation serves others.
I feel most Lutheran when: liturgy, liturgy, liturgy, music, music, music.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands: all day long.