My vocation (or calling in life): Lutheran pastor.
My congregation: Trinity Lutheran Church, Brattleboro, Vt.
My faith background is: genetic Lutheran (active member of home congregation for 52 years).
My favorite hymn: “Beautiful Savior,” but after that, too many to list.
My favorite liturgical season: Pentecost — the season of church growth. Love preaching on Jesus’ parables!
My favorite potluck dish: chicken enchiladas or lasagna.
I prefer to sit here during worship: up front! (pulpit side).
What’s playing on my iPod right now: Pink’s “Funhouse.”
Someone who inspires me: Maya Angelou.
I was most proud of my congregation when: we adopted families from Vietnam and Laos.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: justice issues.
The best thing I learned in Sunday school: that God is love!
I feel most Lutheran when: reading Luther and teaching confirmation class.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: recognizing God’s loving grace and sharing it with others.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: teaching, preaching, serving, baptizing, communing, serving.