For our afternoon session, we focused on hunger issues in San Diego. St. Mark’s does tremendous work in this area with an emergency food pantry that’s supported by St. Bartholomew’s, St. James, Christ Church, Feeding America, and a Jubilee agrant. They also host a fresh food distribution once a month that serves 250-400 families each month. Heather Smith of St. Mark’s has a fantastic powerpoint about hunger in San Diego and the programs at St. Mark’s that she is happy to share with your congregation. She will come and speak at your adult forum, to your day school, your Bible study group, etc. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time for her to visit.
Feeling trapped is scary. As the Psalmist’s words remind us, however, God comes to those who are stuck. This was the case in the Old Testament with exiled Israel—caught in a geopolitical and geographical conundrum, with its oppressors on one side and the daunting Red Sea on the other. Nowhere to go but “up,” so […]
Brian Petersen grew up in San Diego County and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He served in the Marine Corps and later became involved in youth ministry and music ministry while attending Azusa Pacific University. After graduating from APU, Brian moved to the Pacific Northwest and attended seminary at Golden […]
Peter arrived from the Diocese of Iowa after retiring in January 2016. Following graduation from Nashotah House seminary in 1984, he served parishes in Davenport, Trinity Cathedral; Durant, Iowa; and Clinton, Iowa as well as ELCA Lutheran congregations in Princeton Iowa, and several interim settings in the “Quad-Cities” Iowa/Illinois region with the ELCA. Having been […]