My vocation (or calling in life): counseling.
My congregation: Salem Lutheran Church, Stillwater, Okla.
My favorite hymn: “How Great Thou Art.”
My favorite person in the Bible: Jesus.
My favorite Christmas carol: “What Child Is This?”
My favorite potluck dish: spicy macaroni and cheese.
My favorite junk food: chocolate!
I like my coffee: very frilly, with cream, sugar and flavoring.
People would be surprised to know that: I’m really not as reserved as I appear to be at first glance.
Lutherans are great at: the liturgy!
I was most proud of my congregation when: we decided to honor our commitment to openness and allowed openly gay people to become pastors.
The ministry I’m most passionate about: cooking for those who have just been released from the hospital or who have just experienced a loss.
I feel most Lutheran when: I talk to Baptists.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: openness, compassion and love.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I play handbells.