My vocation (or calling in life): special education teacher for children with autism.
My congregation: Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minn.
My favorite hymn: the shortest … just kidding (a little). “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.”
My favorite disciple: Thomas.
My favorite potluck dish: baked beans.
My favorite movie: “League of Their Own.”
I like my coffee: I like my cream and sugar with a bit of coffee.
I prefer to sit here during worship: right side, three-quarters of the way up — by Hazel and the Dahls.
My perfect day: one that would be free of guilt.
Someone who inspires me: my husband, Dale.
People would be surprised to know that: I’m horrible at cooking.
My favorite volunteer project: altar guild — I’ve found lots of new “moms.”
I feel most Lutheran when: I’m at Women of the ELCA meetings.
What “living Lutheran” means to me: having my family surrounded by our church family beyond Sunday.
I’m doing God’s work with my hands when: I’m reading the Bible with my children.