The Journey Continues

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My hometown "country" church - One of two buildings I worshiped in growing up

My journey down this road to Luther Seminary began when I was a kid. Growing up my parents were very involved with my hometown congregation. My grandparents were custodians at the church as well, so whenever they babysat my sister and I, we got to explore the church building with no one else in it. My family has been instrumental in getting me to where I am today.

Piano and organ have also been a huge part of my faith journey. My piano teacher was also the organist at my church growing up. So, around 5th grade - clearly the time for a kid to play organ on Sundays - she decided I was ready to do just that. I still can't believe I began playing organ on Sundays that young, but apparently they all thought I was ready, even if I wasn't aware enough to be afraid.

My pastors also asked me often what I wanted to be when I grew up. That changed almost daily when I was growing up, but eventually the seed that they had planted early in my life of being a pastor grew into a true passion.

And now I find myself as a Senior at Luther. I have been married for one year to my beautiful wife, Katie. She is an RD at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis and we are both looking forward to/anxious about what this final year at Luther will bring. There are a lot of transitions ahead of us, but we go ahead together - and I wouldn't have it any other way. Also, we have three crazy pets. I suppose they're okay too.

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