My vocation (or calling in life): pastor.
My congregation: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, rural Medford, Wis., and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Curtiss, Wis.
My favorite hymn: “Rise, Shine, You People.”
My favorite Bible verse: Colossians 1:15-20 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers — all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.”
My favorite person in the Bible: Jesus. OK, how about, Jacob.
My favorite liturgical season: Lent.
My favorite potluck dish: anything vegetarian!
My favorite movie: anything with a good plot — and includes spiritual stuff.
My favorite junk food: I don’t eat junk! Really I don’t.
I prefer to sit here during worship: in the balcony — I only get to at the Children’s Christmas program — otherwise, up front, really!
Lutherans are great at: thinking and talking.
Lutherans could do better at: doing, being and living with mission and purpose!
I feel most Lutheran when: I give and receive grace.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: living in the breath of God.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands: all the time — day and night.