My vocation (or calling in life): pastor.
My congregation: Ascension Lutheran Church, Riverside, Ill.
My favorite hymn: “For All the Saints.”
My favorite disciple: Andrew.
My favorite person in the Bible: Paul.
My favorite potluck dish: lasagna.
My favorite movie: “The Spitfire Grill.”
My favorite junk food: onion rings.
Lutherans are great at: singing.
Lutherans could do better at: inviting people to worship.
I was most proud of my congregation when: they agreed to resettle a refugee family.
I was most frustrated with my congregation when: they argued over the use of a youth room.
I feel most Lutheran when: I’m at a church gathering, singing and celebrating communion.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: being confident of God’s grace.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I touch the sick with my hands during prayer.