What’s one thing a visitor to LUMC needs to know before attending?
It’s always a little strange being a visitor. Please, feel free to call or email ahead of your visit with questions you might have and don’t hesitate to approach our ministers or other staff members with questions or just to introduce yourself. We look forward to meeting you.
What’s your favorite local eatery and what’s your go to menu item?
Las Delicias…bean and beef burrito smothered in green chile
What do you like most about working at LUMC?
So far, it’s been the welcome reception from staff and congregants as well as the desire and appreciation for change in our design and communication efforts.
What’s your favorite song or piece of music?
This is impossible! Why did I ask the staff to answer this question? Well, it’s my question, so I’m going to break the rules a little.
“Buckets of Rain” by Bob Dylan
“War on War” by Wilco
“Talkin’ Bout a Revolution” by Tracy Chapman
“Modern Man” by Arcade Fire
“People Have the Power” by Patti Smith
“Let Down” by Radiohead
“Red Eyes” by The War on Drugs
“Your Not Alone” by Mavis Staples
“Beautiful Struggle” by Talib Kweli
“You Got Me” by The Roots
“Holocene” by Bon Iver
“Alexander Nevsky” by Sergei Prokofiev (the Yuri Temirkanov recording)
“A Love Supreme” (Parts 1-4) by John Coltrane
“God is Love” by Marvin Gaye
“Can I Walk With You” by India.Arie
“No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
OK, I broke the rules more than a little…and I was just getting started.
Give us an elevator speech for your ministry.
Ministry is a group effort—the body of Christ working in the world. My work, communications, is no different. For LUMC to experience all that God has for us, we need to communicate the love of God through Christ, with each other and those beyond the walls of our church. This, of course, isn’t always easy. My job, my ministry, is to help us focus on this task and to encourage us to be open to new and more effective ways of doing it.
What’s your favorite thing to do when you have free time?
I enjoy deep and creative theological conversations with my wife (without bias, the most creative and gifted preacher/teacher/writer I know of). I have a passion for painting, reading, as well as creating art and reading with my daughter. And last but not least, I enjoy long runs and time for my mind to wander in wonder.