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September 18, 2016
COUNTRY PASTOR: The much bigger picture
September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm
May 11, 2016
Adam Westrich is the new pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. He and his family arrived in April. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Pastor finds joy in coffee, nature and his flock
May 11, 2016 - 10:46am
March 9, 2016
Pastor Guy Bergenthal is leading the dual parish of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elmwood and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. This is the second time Bergenthal has been a pastor in Wisconsin. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Quarter century in ministry, pastor takes latest challenge
March 9, 2016 - 8:36am
February 17, 2016
Pastor Steve Meyer (Submitted photo)
Determined not to be, he ended up pastor anyway
February 17, 2016 - 3:46pm
January 20, 2016
Dylan Ford, a YWAMer, is pictured with a group of children in a secluded Filipino village, where he handed out clothing. “It was their first time seeing white people,” Ford said. “They were scared at first, but warmed up after we played some games.” (Submitted photo)
Going where he is led; Prescott graduate travels the globe for mission work
January 20, 2016 - 11:26am
January 13, 2016
Pastor Jeff Smith received a call from English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth and experienced his first Sunday as pastor there late last month, just before Christmas. Smith is a Bloomington, Minn., native who has been a pilot for the Minnesota Air Guard. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Pastor’s ex-pilot who’s ready for new flight
January 13, 2016 - 12:29pm
December 29, 2015
Pastor Dave Teig, though retired, has assumed the pastor’s position at Rush River Lutheran Church in rural River Falls. Teig, who accepted the position for at least a couple of years, previously served the church’s congregation in an interim capacity. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Veteran pastor comes out of retirement to serve church
December 29, 2015 - 11:04am
December 16, 2015
Pastor Neil Bonkoski showed off the well-kept Lund Covenant Mission Church, which has been decorated for Christmas. The Christmas Eve service there is scheduled for 3 p.m. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Unsettled would-be teacher turns to ministry instead
December 16, 2015 - 10:15am
November 24, 2015
Wife Vangela and Pastor Jason Roeder are devoted to Torrent Church in Prescott. (Submitted photo)
New pastor values outreach to community over building
November 24, 2015 - 8:50am
October 21, 2015
Fr. Eric Awortwe-Dadson is the new priest at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ellsworth. The Ghana, West Africa, native returned to the U.S. from his homeland this summer after having been assigned to parishes in New York City earlier and began locally this month. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
Priest brings wealth of experience to parish
October 21, 2015 - 11:16am
October 14, 2015
This cross was recently erected on the grounds of Spring Lake Lutheran Church between Elmwood and Spring Valley. Built by Randy Nyeggen, the unique notches in the beam match those found in a beam pictured after the 1930 tornado that destroyed the original church. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Coming full circle: New cross built from original church beam
October 14, 2015 - 12:08pm
October 7, 2015
Jason Clifton is pictured on his ordination day at Svea Lutheran Church. See the sidebar for information on the red stole he is wearing. (Submitted photo by Katelyn O'Keefe)
From Svea to Solon Springs
October 7, 2015 - 1:31pm
September 23, 2015
Father Nathan Thainase of St. Francis Catholic Church will bid farewell as he returns to India Sept. 30. He is pictured with the St. Francis School fifth grade class: (back row, from left) Kayley Bayer, Maggie Berns, Alyssa Duchnowski, Father Nathan, Seth Rohl; (second row) Joy Turvaville, Alex Pazdernik; (third row) Macy Gutting, Kallie Blessel, Genevieve Peterson, Julia Anderson; and (front) Erin Vesely. (Herald photo by Sarah Young)
Father Nathan bids farewell to St. Francis
September 23, 2015 - 6:49pm
Kae Roberts and Gene Hasselquist hold some of the hats that Roberts has knit to send to Texas. (Herald photo by Blaze Fugina)
Sending hats to Texas
September 23, 2015 - 2:16pm
September 9, 2015
Pastor Annie White has been welcomed at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. White, who succeeds Pastor Erin Nelson, delivered her first sermon to the congregation this past Sunday. (Herald photo by Bill Kirk)
White got first ‘nudge’ toward being pastor early
September 9, 2015 - 11:24am