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Diane Roth
Works at Grace Lutheran Church and School
Attended Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary
Lives in Conroe, Texas
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Being Here, Not There
On Saturday, I met one of my cousins for lunch.  She has lived in this state for most of her adult life.  I have lived her for about one and a half month.  We've been meaning to get together, but even though we are in the same state now, and even in the sam...
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A Nice Person, and Racist
At my last congregation, I often preached at a small Saturday evening service in our chapel.  I came to call it affectionately, the "early edition."  About once a month a nice older woman would be our substitute organist.  She knew our congregation well, an...
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As The Deer
A few days ago, my dog decided she wanted to go out a little earlier in the morning than I did.  After a short period of sighing and whining (her, not me), she won and I got dressed, pulled on my sneakers and took her out. I was just getting light.  We took...
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My First Funeral
I had my first funeral here about a week ago, which is not the same as my first funeral.  I had my first funeral here, and for some reason, it brought back to me the memory of my very first funeral, when I was a newly-ordained and installed pastor in rural ...
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"You Used to Sing to me"
So, I've only been here a couple of months:  not long enough to accomplish anything big or great.  That's what I keep telling myself, anyway.  I keep having to remind myself that I have only been here a couple of months.  I am just getting to know people.  ...
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Nina Fryslie Doorenbos's profile photo
Parsel Perriam's profile photo
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Wing On Tse's profile photo
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Joe Springer's profile photo
Kate Hennessy-Keimig's profile photo
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Occupation
Pastor
Skills
writing, preaching, pastoral care, intergenerational ministry, faith formation
Employment
  • Grace Lutheran Church and School
    Pastor, present
  • Woodlake Lutheran Church
    Associate Pastor, 1998 - 2015
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Currently
Conroe, Texas
Previously
Minneapolis, MN - Richfield, MN - St. Louis Park, MN - Tokyo, Japan - Denver, Colorado - Vienna, South Dakota
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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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