My vocation (or calling in life): pastor.
My congregation: Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wis.
I’ve been an ELCA Lutheran since: December 2004.
My favorite hymn: “Love Divine All Loves Excelling.”
My favorite Bible verse: Psalm 51:10-12, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.”
My favorite person in the Bible: Jacob.
My favorite liturgical season: Advent.
My favorite movie: “Chocolat.”
I like my coffee: dark, strong and black.
I prefer to sit here during worship: middle, left side.
What’s playing on my iPod right now: Sara Bareilles.
Lutherans are great at: so many things.
Lutherans could do better at: so many things.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: university students and global mission.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: “sinning boldly” — living with freedom in this world.