My vocation (or calling in life): business owner — Hagen’s Fish Market Inc. — now semi-retired.
My congregation: Edison Park Lutheran Church, Chicago.
My favorite Bible verse: 1 Peter 5:10, “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you.” (I’m a pancreatic cancer survivor, and this strengthened my faith and allowed me to be among the 4 percent that survive this disease.)
My favorite Christmas carol: “Silent Night.”
I prefer to sit here during worship: in the middle.
What’s playing on my iPod right now: John Denver.
My perfect day: Every day is now a blessing.
Someone who inspires me: Pastor Michael Sparby.
People would be surprised to know that: I sing in the shower.
The best thing I learned in Sunday school: never went.
I am most proud of my congregation when: we remember (God’s) will and not ours.
My favorite volunteer project: Bible study leader and serving on council.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: giving myself to Christ.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I’m helping others.