My vocation (or calling in life): pastor.
My congregation: United Lutheran Church, Rockford, Ill.
My favorite Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 13:1-12.
My favorite potluck dish: tuna casserole.
My favorite movie: “The Wedding Singer.”
I like my coffee: with cream and sugar.
The TV show I never miss: “Glee.”
People would be surprised to know that: I met Tyson Beckford at a funeral.
Lutherans are great at: grace.
Lutherans could do better at: reading the Bible.
My favorite volunteer project: soup kitchen.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: reconciliation.
I feel most Lutheran when: I hear “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”
What “living Lutheran” means to me: being cool.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I accompany people.