We are so glad you found us and hope that the information within this website will help connect you to some of our wonderful ministries.
As we welcome you, we also welcomed Intentional Interim Pastor Eva Steege in Oct. 2015 for 12-18 months. Please see Pastor Steege's welcome letter below.
First of all, thank you to everyone who has welcomed us so warmly. My husband Ted and I have enjoyed meeting so many of you, and we look forward to getting to know many more congregants and visitors in the 12-18 months to come. It is a great joy to serve your congregation as Intentional Interim Minister and join you in your vibrant ministry in the name of our Savior in Great Falls.
This is a kind of homecoming, since we lived in the Metro DC area from 1995-2005. At that time we were members of Reformation Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill, where I was parish administrator and became involved in small-group ministry. This is when my call to ministry really came alive, and I was ordained in this synod after completing my M.Div. degree at Gettysburg.
I was baptized as an infant in a little church that merged with others to become First Lutheran Church in Duluth, Minnesota -- where practically everyone is Lutheran or related to Lutherans. In adulthood, I held leadership positions in Lutheran churches of every size, from a thriving mission start in Amherst, New Hampshire, to a large church, Holy Trinity in New York City, and several others in between. I served my internship at another Holy Trinity, a large church in Buffalo, New York, before serving as pastor at Grace, Hartford, and Our Savior’s, South Hadley. I also always sang in the choir until I was ordained. I do miss that, but I know Ted will enjoy singing in your wonderful choir at Christ the King.
As a graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, I taught high school French in Duluth, and later English as a Second Language at Columbia University. Before moving to Washington I was a public relations officer at a bank holding company in New Hampshire.
Ted and I each have a grown daughter and son and altogether we have eight amazing grandchildren.
The next step is to get to know you even better. It is already clear that blessings will abound in the process. See you in church!
Pastor Eva Steege