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Pastor Lauryl Stockness is leaving English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth after 15 years to become a chaplain for Health East Hospitals in the Twin Cities. Photo by Jason Schulte

Stockness says sayonara

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It happened over 15 years ago, but for Lauryl Stockness it still resonates with her like it was yesterday.

While Stockness, the associate pastor at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth, was in the seminary earning her degree, she spent time as a chaplain at the then-University of Minnesota Hospital.


"I just loved it," she said. "They told me, 'Lauryl, this is your call in the ministry'.''

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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