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Diane Roth
Works at Woodlake Lutheran Church
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Richfield, MN
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Sunday
"This might be the last time I take communion from you," someone said to me after worship on Sunday.  It made my heart jump, a little. "We will be gone the next two weeks, so maybe I should say good-bye today," said someone else. I have three more Sundays i...
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The Destination, Not the Journey
So, I have been called to a new congregation, in a new city, in a new state, some distance away from the city and state where I live and serve right now.  I have a few weeks left in my current position, a handful of weeks of vacation (so to speak), and then...
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Stuff
These last few days packing and moving has been a part of my work.  I have been sorting and packing books and cards and papers, deciding what to toss and what to save, trying to put things in boxes in at least a semi-organized manner. Sometimes I stop to lo...
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Kairos
Sunday was Confirmation Day for eleven young people in my congregation.  It is just two weeks before my last Sunday as pastor here. Because my time here is winding down, and because the pre-confirmation retreat was the same weekend that I had both a funeral...
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The Scenic Route
It seems like a long time ago now, but it was really only two or three weeks ago, on a Friday.  I had just gotten back from an overnight trip to another congregation in another state, where I met a lot of people and had conversations and ate dinner.  On Sun...
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Lessons from My Mother
I have learned a lot from my mom, although I haven't always been willing to admit it, especially during most of my adolescence.  Some of the lessons were small things, some were things she said, some were things she did.  Some things just snuck up on me. 1....
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Pastor
Skills
writing, preaching, pastoral care, intergenerational ministry, faith formation
Employment
  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    Pastor, present
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Currently
Richfield, MN
Previously
St. Louis Park, MN - Tokyo, Japan - Denver, Colorado - Vienna, South Dakota - Minneapolis, MN
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Lutheran pastor, dog-lover, wife, stepmom, loves knitting, reading, thinking, swimming
Introduction
I'm a Lutheran pastor, writer, dog lover and owner, avid reader, crossword do-er. I'm passionate about God, theology, social justice, art and music, old movies, stories, traveling, learning about other people and places.
Bragging rights
lived in Japan for three years as a missionary/teacher; worked for IDS and AIG before going to seminary; graduated and ordained in 1994; served a three-point parish in Vienna South Dakota. published two guides for youth with the ELCA, one on youth and grieving and the other on Domestic Violence; blogs at faithincommunity.blogspot.com; I have had my posts picked up by the Christian Century and by Living Lutheran.
Education
  • Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
    Master of Divinity, 1990 - 1994
    Theology, New Testament, Old Testament, Pastoral Care, Preaching
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
    English Literature, 1975 - 1979
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Gummeson
inspiring place for all ages to learn the history of the art and craft of book-making, and become a book artist as well. There are a lot of great gifts in the gift shop too.
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