My congregation: Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, Antioch, Ill.
My favorite disciple: Thomas.
My favorite person in the Bible: Mary.
My favorite Christmas carol: “Once in Royal David’s City.”
My favorite potluck dish: salads — almost any kind.
I prefer to sit here during worship: about in the middle on either side.
My perfect day: is one spent with friends.
People would be surprised to know that: I was a skinny, shy kid.
The hymn I want played at my funeral: any, and all, the “river” hymns.
The best thing I learned in Sunday school: Jesus loves me.
My favorite volunteer project: any short-term thing our congregation does.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: touching the community.
I feel most Lutheran when: I’m at either the synod or churchwide assembly.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: the priesthood of all believers — that I can live it out in daily life.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I show compassion to someone who is in need or who is less fortunate.