Connie Petersen accepted a call to be a teacher at Central Lutheran and member at St. Stephanus in 1978. She taught for there for 30 yrs. and continues to sub and volunteer there. She has held numerous leadership functions over the years. She currently team teaches 1st and 2nd gr. Sunday School, responsible for usher leadership, and reps Senior ministry on a Minnesota South District SAGES board. Connie lives with this verse in mind, “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me.” Ps. 25:4-5
Connie is fortunate to work under Pastor Thompson’s leadership. Since he has exceptional gifts in working with the elderly and shut-ins and Connie has similar interests, they communicate their needs so that our congregation can minister to them.
We also are ministering to new members to welcome them into our congregation. As a member of the Hmong Outreach committee, Connie makes home visits with Pastor Vang and attends special celebrations in the Hmong community to share Christian materials.