pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church | Clinton, Iowa
We are "sharing the unconditional love and promise of Jesus Christ with all people" and "becoming known as a progressive, inclusive community of faith."
St. Paul also streams worship live, starting Sundays at 9:15am.
Chair of Iowa Expansion, Quad Cities Interfaith
We are "creating a more just society" and building a multi-racial, multi-faith, regional organization to create real change in eastern Iowa.
My wife, Sara Olson-Smith, is a pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. She also leads on the Camp Shalom board and the alumni board of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. She quilts too.
Our children are Susannah and Amos.
St. Paul livestreams worship nearly every Sunday.
Sermons begin between the 20- and 25-minute marks.
A team of 20 specially-trained and publicly commissioned St. Paul people spent seven weeks listening. They reached out to 180 St. Paul people and listened to 125 one-one-one. Here's what happened next...
A similar team at All Saints Lutheran in Davenport, Iowa did the same. Here's more on their experience...
Evangelizing Outreach Vision
Affirmed by Rev. Neil Harrison, ELCA Director of Renewing Congregations, as a model for other congregations