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Couple's pastoral journey brings them to Ellsworth

Experiences, not intentions, prompted Brad and Dawn Lindberg to become pastors.

For Brad Lindberg, it was involvement with a youth program that led him to the ministry. Lindberg said Thursday he enjoyed what volunteers with a group were doing for others when he was still in high school and continued helping similar efforts after he entered college.

"People kept telling me, 'You should be a pastor'," he said.

Dawn Lindberg was working with others in need through ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) Global Missions before that participation took her to China. While she was in that country for two years, she decided to find a seminary back home.

"My stepmom was a pastor and she encouraged me," she said.

This week, the couple acted on their latest call by starting new responsibilities at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Oct. 5.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. 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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