My vocation (or calling in life): educational administrator.
My congregation: Augustana Lutheran Church, Hyde Park, Chicago.
My favorite hymn: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.”
My favorite Bible verse: Romans 1:16-17, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, ‘The one who is righteous will live by faith.’”
My favorite disciple: Thomas.
My favorite person in the Bible: Thomas.
My favorite liturgical season: Advent.
My favorite Christmas carol: “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel.”
My favorite movie: “Juno” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
The TV show I never miss: “Mad Men.”
Lutherans are great at: theology.
Lutherans could do better at: making stronger social statements.
I was most proud of my congregation when: they became a Reconciling in Christ congregation.
I was most frustrated with my congregation when: they reduced mission support.
My favorite volunteer project: Sunday school.