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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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What to Preach
To tell the truth, I was looking forward to preaching about Mary and Martha last weekend.  Just plain old unvarnished Mary and Martha and Jesus, five small verses that I could turn over in the palm of my hand, ruminate over, shine the light on. I was lookin...
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Conservative and Liberal Are Both Good Words
I was visiting with a member of my first parish one day many years ago.  He was also a tall, humble man, a retired pastor who had spent all of his ministry serving churches in rural Nebraska and South Dakota.  Now he had come back home to retire.  I remembe...
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Back To School
Yesterday was the first day of school at the pre-school associated with my church.  It was also the first day of first grade for a small group of students, as we have decided to venture just rung up into grade school this year. The school offers day care as...
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Why I Go Over To the Pre-School
Because it is summer, I have not had as many chapel services at the pre-school, and I have been missing my regular dates with the children there.  I try to work in some free time visiting the classrooms, but it's hard.  We are working on so many things at t...
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God's Grace. Our Hands.
I just got done meeting with a group of people who say they want to affiliate with our congregation.  There are 19 of them in all, families with children and empty nesters, a widower, a grandmother and a young adult.  It's a diverse group;  a few of them ha...
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Measuring by Tears
How do you measure what is happening in a congregation? I have been here just about a year now.  I was reminded of this when the "check engine" went on in my elderly car, as that is what happened when I first drove into town a year ago.  I spent those first...
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Last week we held Vacation Bible School at our church. We had a morning program, mostly for the children at our pre-school, a few of their older sisters and brothers, and a few of our congregation's children as well. But thi...
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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
Story
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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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