She came and spent one wonderful year with us between mid-2012 to mid-2013 as our pastoral intern. We were sad to bid her farewell, but she had to return back to Wartburg Seminary to complete her studies.
Well, we’re glad to note that she and her husband Zachariah have just recently completed their Master of Divinity studies and Emily has now been ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America on 15 June 2014 at her home congregation of Hope Lutheran Church, in Walker, Minnesota.
Both Emily and Zachariah have been called to serve the Northwest United Lutheran Parish in Western North Dakota, which has has congregations in Alamo, Ambrose, Crosby, Fortuna, and Wildrose. Emily and Zach look forward to their installation on 13 July 2014 at Crosby, North Dakota, which will also be Zach’s ordination on that same day. They are incredibly excited to serve there as pastors!
Thank you for joining with me in prayer at this special time, and for the role you played in walking with me in my faith journey. The witness of others to the love and grace of God is truly important in nurturing the fellowship of believers. Thank you for all you do!
We continue to pray for Emily and Zach – seeking God’s abundant blessings on them and their ministry in this next chapter of their lives.