What I actually do at Augustana:
My role is to value, care for and nurture Augustana’s members throughout their lifespan by promoting emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Practically, this means I partner with the pastoral staff and many volunteers to administer a wide variety of programs that care for and support Augustana’s congregation.
Favorite Bible verse:
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Jesus Christ throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. EPHESIANS 3: 20-21
When I’m not at Augustana you may find me:
I love to learn new ways to improve health through cooking and eating better, keeping up with changing research, and exercise. In the warmer months, I love to take long walks and hikes, kayak, canoe, and bike (my husband and I have a tandem bicycle that we love to ride on the many trails in the Cities). In the colder months, I like to cross-country ski and snowshoe, especially on the North Shore.
The other thing I want you to know:
My husband and I and our 4 children have been blessed to have lived internationally, 8 years in rural Tanzania and 5 years in urban China. We have served as missionaries, reaching out to people with practical solutions to everyday problems, while sharing our hope in Jesus. I loved living