My vocation (or calling in life): public service.
My congregation: Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wis.
My favorite hymn: “Beautiful Savior.”
My favorite person in the Bible: Moses.
My favorite potluck dish: calico beans.
I prefer to sit here during worship: halfway up on the right.
My perfect day: golf — coffee — a cigar.
People would be surprised to know that: I really dislike “Glee.”
The hymn I want played at my funeral: “Lift High the Cross.”
Lutherans are great at: singing.
Lutherans could do better at: welcoming.
My favorite volunteer project: Habitat for Humanity.
I feel most Lutheran when: talking about baptism.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: trusting in God’s grace.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I serve the church.