Pastor Holt-Woehl will begin tenure at SSLC in July
We are celebrating Pastor Hollie Holt-Woehl, who will be joining our
staff here at SSLC in July. Her work here is scheduled to last about
Holt-Woehl comes to us with a wealth of talent and experience: She has
her PhD in Pastoral Care, regularly teaches at Luther Seminary,
vocationally specialized in transition leadership, is a published
author and has great Lutheran roots right here in central Minnesota.
In other words, she already knows us.
"There's something going on in the Spirit here," Senior Pastor Daryl
Thul said. "There is a crazy shortage of pastors throughout the ELCA
and one of the most competent and caring veteran pastors I know was
willing and available to serve. That's kind of a big deal."
Holt-Woehl's mother, Dee Holt, is one of our sweet songbirds now in
Heaven’s choir. Returning to the area with her husband, Randall,
Holt-Woehl continues to share an important message captured in her
recently published book, “They Don’t Come with Instructions: Cries, Wisdom and Hope for Parenting Children with Developmental Challenges.”
Using the experience of raising a child with autism – and interviewing
and using the information received from 40 more families, as well –
she was able to create a book that, more than just about anything
else, can help others deal with similar issues find solace and
connection. This really isn’t a self-help book though: It is a
Spirit-of-God help book.
Pastor Hollie will work 2/3rd time, filling the slot currently
occupied by Pastor Angela LaMoore.
LaMoore will slide from her Associate Pastor position into the full
time Lead Pastor slot at the end of July.
Thul is excited to see her work taken to the next level.
"We've seen a lot of good things happening since Pastor Angela arrived
last summer," Thul said. "God gets the credit for them - although is
ought to be noted that God was utilizing this incredible leader to
help us in these successes."
Thul will be deploying with his Minnesota Army National Guard unit.
He will be available for most of July and participate in the Youth
Mission Trip, but will not have any significant office time after
Worship Sundays at 9!
Pastor Angela and Women of South Santiago Women's Group Treasurer Nancy Alickson celebrate the organization's 2019 Scholarship winners, Hailey Uecker and Amanda Bergsten. God Bless these young women as they complete High School and begin College.
Celebrating the Bursch's 31 years - and Erik & Mark's Birthdays. Good times.
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"ROAR" Vacation Bible School: August 4 - 8
Make your VBS the mane event!
This epic African adventure engages the whole herd. At Roar, kids explore
God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through
his wild life.
We will be having Vacation Bible School from August 4 through August 8, 2019 featuring the “ROAR” program with crafts, activities, songs, snacks and fun! Each evening will begin at 6 pm and run until 8:30 pm. It is open to kids
AGE 4 to 4th grade for a fee of $15 per child. All families are welcome!
Pastor Hollie Holt-Woehl, who will be joining the staff and taking one of the leadership pastor roles at SSLC for the next 18 months, wrote an important book on Parenting of Children with Developmental Challenges. We mentioned it in the article on the top of the page. You can check it out by clicking on the image and following the link to Amazon.