St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Jesus Calls Us…Come and See! Come and Grow! Come and Serve!
Vicar Sami Pfalzgraf
I attended Luther College in Decorah, IA and received a bachelor degree in psychology and music. After school, I began working as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in a United Methodist church. Much to my surprise, this marked the beginning of my journey toward a call to ordained ministry. I have worked for ten years in full-time ministry with youth, young adult and children. I have passion for Biblical studies and enjoy teaching all ages. I have written my own curriculum and was awarded the Creative Teaching Ministry Grant for my lessons on racism and white privilege, which I wrote with a friend, in 2015.
In my free time, I enjoy running, painting, drawing, knitting, reading, storytelling and spending time with friends and family. My family and friends are so important to me. I hope you will be able to meet many of them. One of my favorite things to do is make family, friends, and others laugh. I have a loud and contagious laugh and try to use it often. One way I like to make people laugh is through stories. At my previous church, the senior pastor was a professional storyteller and I was able to take classes from him to learn how to tell stories. It has become a sacred activity for me and I enjoy sharing them within my sermons. I hope you will enjoy them over our upcoming time together. I am so excited to meet all of you.