My vocation (or calling in life): the struggle to answer that question is ongoing.
My congregation: St. Petri Evangelical Lutheran Church, Story City, Iowa.
My favorite hymn: “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
My favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 31:3 (KJV), “… I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore, with loving kindness have I drawn thee.”
My favorite liturgical season: Easter — He is risen indeed, ALLELUIA!
My favorite movie: “Pride and Prejudice.”
My favorite junk food: cheese balls from Dairy Queen.
What’s playing on my iPod right now: “Graceland” by Paul Simon.
My perfect day: would include learning something new in the company of others who share similar passions.
Someone who inspires me: Dietrich Bonhoeffer in “Life Together.”
The hymn I want played at my funeral: “Just As I Am.”
Lutherans are great at: saying we are “saved by grace through faith.”
Lutherans could do better at: believing that God’s grace is really sufficient, then sharing that life-changing message with others.
I was most frustrated with my congregation when: my former congregation voted to withdraw from the ELCA.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I cut fabric squares and tie quilts for Lutheran World Relief.