September Volunteers of the Month
September 1 @ 12:00 am - October 1 @ 12:00 am
Congratulations to our September Volunteers of the Month — First Lutheran Call Committee!
We appreciate the investment of time and energy by the members of the Call Committee in diligently following the call process for First Lutheran Church and Campus Lutheran at UNK. This is a detailed and somewhat lengthy process which includes the committee growing together through devotions, reading paperwork that is given to the committee by the Synod, developing and organizing questions for the Zoom and in-person interviews.
The Call Committee interviewed two candidates in-person here in Kearney. The first candidate did not feel it was the right call for their family situation. The Call Committee continued to gather and to prepare for another candidate.
Then, the committee received word that there was another candidate and the Call Committee went through the same process again. This included several steps with Zoom meetings and in-person interviews, as well as checking references. After the process was completed, Pastor Elisabeth Himmelman was called to be our Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults while also serving at Campus Lutheran at UNK.
We are truly blessed to have such a caring group of individuals. The Call Committee consisted of Dave Behle (Call Committee Chair/FLC), Maleah Wright (Youth Member), Renae Zimmer (FLC), Alexis Hobbs (representing Campus Lutheran), Julie Schmidt (representing the Two Rivers Cluster), Mike Bockhoven (representing NeLCM board), Pastor Michelle Carlson, and Pastor Rick Carlson. We thank all of you for your care, compassion, and dedication in this process.