My vocation (or calling in life): pastor.
My congregation: Capron Lutheran Church, Capron, Ill.
My favorite hymn: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.”
My favorite liturgical season: Advent.
My favorite Christmas carol: “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.”
I prefer to sit here during worship: behind the pulpit.
The TV show I never miss: “Project Runway.”
Someone who inspires me: my mom.
Lutherans are great at: eating.
Lutherans could do better at: welcoming.
I was most proud of my congregation when: it raised its (percentage of) mission support (sent to the synod and the churchwide organization).
The ministry I’m most passionate about: welcoming all people!
I feel most Lutheran when: we are singing.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: worshiping, living in the word (of God).
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I care for others.