Great to be part of a day (March 4th) honoring a friend and mentor on his 95th birthday. Thanks to Rev. Omar Gjerness for his love of the Church and his passion for teaching. Always a ready smile and laugh And, always a ready story.
On the Road with President Paul
A brief afternoon visit to Cornerstone, Ferndale, Feb 14th. Pastor Bill Helland is a gifted leader, both wise and kind. His vision for the church, and his love of the Gospel is very clear. Cornerstone has a beautiful, functional and welcoming foyer area. I love the incorporation of artists’ gifts clearly invited by Cornerstone’s leadership,
The Pacific Region NW pastor gathering at the Rock Church in Seattle, February 13th. Great time of connecting together! PS: missed out on getting a pic w/ Pastor Greg Pietz who shared an hour coffee meeting with me the following day. I appreciate greatly Greg’s leadership and wisdom as he has served in a transitional
Pastoral Candidate Retreat, January 23-25th. Great group of developing young leaders!! iPoint always serves us so very well! Serious games during some down time PCP retreats are important opportunities for coaching and encouragement between our regional pastors and our new pastors typically completing their first year of parish ministry. These are key formation seasons of
On August 29, 2016 Lutheran Brethren Seminary held its 2016-17 opening service where faculty, staff, and new students were introduced. Dr. Sigurd Grindheim was commissioned and installed as Professor of New Testament by CLB President Paul Larson. Top Photo L to R: Brent Andrews (Librarian/Media Specialist), Professor Nathan Oldenkamp, Dr. David Veum, Patti Zwiers (Assistant to the President), Dr. Eugene Boe, Kathy
Moorhead, MN – Bee and Paul enjoyed worshipping with the early service saints at Triumph LBC in Moorhead on Sunday (on their way to pick up Karina after counseling at Tuscarora teen week). Blessed by the warm reception and encouraging words from the good people of Triumph!
Today we worshipped at Community of Joy, Eagan, MN! Thank you, Pastor Mark Jarvinen for preaching the Word, and worship team for your good music! Grateful to have spent time with you all!
Blessed for the last couple hours, sitting down with CLBC (Canada) president, my brother Jonathan Overland, to talk about our shared CLBC / CLBA mission. We are much better together!
President Paul & his wife Bee, on vacation, followed their daughter Gracia’s University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Blugold softball team to their spring games in Tucson, March 17-24th. President Larson was honored to accept Coach’s request for him to have a Good Friday morning Chapel with the team. President Larson gave a talk called “Top Down” from Mark
A Blessed Easter to you, our dear friends and CLB Family! We spent a wonderful week in AZ, and bring Easter greetings from your sister congregations in Yuma (Good Friday), and Phoenix (Easter Sunday). We have such a gift to share! Pictured (L to R): Regional Pastor Phil Heiser, Pastor David Abel, and President Paul