I am an ELCA pastor. I have served congregations in Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. I also have worked as a chaplain in the field of chemical dependency. In recent years, I have been a transitional minister in Seward and in Hastings and Glenville.
What’s my favorite hymn? That would probably be “Holy, Holy, Holy.” When I was a child, we gathered for worship at 8:30 a.m., which seemed like a very early hour to me, so the verse “Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee” has always been meaningful to me.