Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shepherd of the flock

Pastor Kristen (Kris) Capel grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa and graduated from Wartburg College in 1995. She graduated from Wartburg Seminary in 2001 and was ordained in 2002. Pastor Capel, married with two daughters, was installed as "Lead Pastor" of Easter Lutheran Church on September 18, 2011. She replaces retired Pastor Jim Borgschatz who started the church, a two-site ministry with 4,785 baptized members, 6 worship services and multiple worship styles, by knocking on doors 38 years ago. See other Sacred Life Sunday contributors here.

7 comments:

  1. I hope that her ministry is as outstanding as she appears to me...quite a lovely looking woman. But I guess that's not an important part of her role! May she enjoy much success with her parishoners.

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  2. really shining pastor,we need one here

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  3. strength.

    please have you all a good start into the new week.

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  4. She looks to me like an example of why more religions should have female religious leaders.

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  5. Es España no tenemos mujeres sacerdotes, has realizado un buen retrato con unos colores muy bien compuestos. Un abrazo

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  6. Wonderful portrait.
    It's about time the Catholic church contemplates having female ministers. Shutting the doors on people like her is both stupid and insulting. The world needs more people like her !

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