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Diane Roth
Works at Woodlake Lutheran Church
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Richfield, MN
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God bless u and nice being in contact with u from the evangelical Lutheran church of the Gambia in west Africa
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Fear Itself
I remember visiting an older woman in her home.  It was early in my ministry.  She lived just a couple of blocks from the church but had been inactive for awhile.  We didn't know why.  It was one of my jobs to get re-connected with her. We had a good visit ...
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Listening to the Rain
I am listening to it rain outside.  It sounds a little beautiful, for some reason:  not too hard, not too gentle.  We need the rain. I am surprised to hear myself say that.  We came here just after a season of torrential rain.  I thought that I would never ...
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Using GPS
Since moving here, I have become more and more thankful for an innovation known as "GPS."  I have some form of this in my phone.  I downloaded it last year and learned how to "start navigation" just in time to be lost on the way home from a book store in a ...
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Human Being
It was a long time ago now -- but you don't forget some things, even after many years.  It was a long time ago that I lived and worked as a missionary in Japan.  I was a stranger there.  Although I worked very hard to know and to be known, to learn Japanese...
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Leadership and Flying
On Tuesday morning I opened my emails and saw an invitation.  It was from the administrator at the pre-school associated with my church.  I had just met with her for a one-to-one conversation and I thought the invitation was a good sign.  I thought I should...
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Beginner's Mind
I am about three weeks into my new call, in a land and to people who are still pretty unfamiliar to me.  I just got an email from my former colleague asking me for the names of people who worked with me on an adult faith formation vision process.  That simp...
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Pastor
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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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