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First call brings new pastor to Ellsworth area churches

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Pastor Mary Eide described her pursuit of the ministry as "kind of a surprise."

Eide said she was having a conversation with a seminary student who had come to visit her then-Minot, N.D., home and learn what rural life was like. The visitor shared her sermon of call to the ministry, inspiring her host.


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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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