Friday, February 22, 2008


Hello Everyone!

I apologize for leaving you in suspense. I am so pleased to announce I have been assigned to the Allegheny Synod in central Pennsylvania. This is the area in which I did internship and I loved it so much. The synod goes from the Somerset area up through State College. It is beautiful and is surrounded to the Appalachian "mountains". Sorry for the parenthesis, but being an Alaskan it is hard to call those things mountains!

What will happen now is I will begin recieve a profile on a congregation. We will then begin the interviewing process which includes preaching at the congregation. A voting process then takes place and if all goes well, I will accept the call! If this does not occur, the process begins all over again with another congregation.

In regards to my ordination, this is all dependent upon the call process. The one thing I can promise is it will not happen before graduation in May. I know many of you who hope to come out are eager to find out when this will be. Unfortunately, in most cases there is not much notice as to when or where this will take place. If you are looking to attend, please let me know and I will notify you as soon as I can.

Thank you for all your notes of prayer, encouragement, and even concern when you didn't hear anything! I was assigned to the region on Wednesday and didn't hear from the Bishop about the synod till this afternoon. This is all so exciting though a little overwhelming.

Please continue to keep me in your prayers throughout this process, especially that the Holy Spirit will guide me to wherever I am called.


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Paul & Denise said...

Congrats -- I know you have grown to love PA. Of course, I was voting for Utah, but I guess that wasn't right for you ... yet. ;) Good luck w/the process. I'm sure you'll do great!

Sue said...

I am glad God and you agreed on the same location. I am sure the process will go smoothly and you will be right where you should be. Continued prayers for you during this journey that will begin the rest of your life.

Anonymous said...

Laura, congratulations and finally knowing where your'e going to be. Relatively speaking. Having served on our church council for four years and going through the call process for two pastors, all I can say is have patience. It's a process, as you well know, that sometimes drives itself. I wish that you were in our synod so that I could finally meet you. Good luck and enjoy your last days of being a student. Man, I miss those days.
Susan in MN

Faithful Froggers said...


What an amazing person you are. Thank you so much for all of your support over the years. And I will be praying for you as you continue your studies.

Have a blessed week!
Love & FROG,