My vocation (or calling in life): teacher.
My congregation: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, Ill.
My favorite hymn: “Beautiful Savior.”
My favorite person in the Bible: Joseph (son of Jacob).
My favorite Christmas carol: “Silent Night.”
My favorite potluck dish: cheesy potatoes.
My favorite movie: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
I like my coffee: black and strong.
Someone who inspires me: my friend Debbie.
The best thing I learned in Sunday school: the Bible isn’t literal.
Lutherans are great at: being friendly.
Lutherans could do better at: being more unified on controversial issues.
I feel most Lutheran when: I talk with Catholics about our faith differences.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: accepting others’ differences.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I teach Sunday school.