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    So I am interviewing a Candidate for Associate Pastor ....

    First thing he says when he walks in the room --- "Did you bring any Valentinos with you?"

    I knew immediately I liked this guy! We then talked about Runza and Amigos and bowl games he has gone to .... Eventually we got around to talking about his attitude toward ministry and serving people here in Grand Island and how to reach out to 18-35 year olds. Obviously first things first!

    He then tells me that while in St. Louis he reads this website to keep in touch with the Huskers -- he knew who I was and many others that we shared ... LutheranHusker in Lincoln; JonCarl -- I shared the story of talking with him about a funeral they were conducting here in Grand Island and many other fun stories.

    Young man is from Lincoln, his wife is from Seward. He attends Christ Lutheran in Lincoln and his wife attends St. John's in Seward. Both are UNL grads.

    Biggest problem I told him he would have to deal with is that we have church on Saturday night and he would have to lead it -- while I take his tickets and go with his folks!!!

    So -- what amazing interviews or stories of surprise meetings have others had with Husker Nation.

    Rev.

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    Rev, if you don't hire this guy keep him on a string. If he is Missouri Synod, my church might need him someday. I like our two pastors, but one is a KU fan and the other is a Mizzou fan, it would good to have a Husker leading our congregation some time.
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    What a great story Rev....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker89-93 View Post
    Rev, if you don't hire this guy keep him on a string. If he is Missouri Synod, my church might need him someday. I like our two pastors, but one is a KU fan and the other is a Mizzou fan, it would good to have a Husker leading our congregation some time.

    I think I would find another church.

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    RevHusker: If anything comes of this. You need to get him signed as a member on HuskerMax.
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    nice story, enjoyed the read.

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    Good story. Too bad he isn't in Iowa. My LCMS pator is a Michigan fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RevHusker View Post
    First thing he says when he walks in the room --- "Did you bring any Valentinos with you?"

    I knew immediately I liked this guy! We then talked about Runza and Amigos and bowl games he has gone to .... Eventually we got around to talking about his attitude toward ministry and serving people here in Grand Island and how to reach out to 18-35 year olds. Obviously first things first!

    He then tells me that while in St. Louis he reads this website to keep in touch with the Huskers -- he knew who I was and many others that we shared ... LutheranHusker in Lincoln; JonCarl -- I shared the story of talking with him about a funeral they were conducting here in Grand Island and many other fun stories.

    Young man is from Lincoln, his wife is from Seward. He attends Christ Lutheran in Lincoln and his wife attends St. John's in Seward. Both are UNL grads.

    Biggest problem I told him he would have to deal with is that we have church on Saturday night and he would have to lead it -- while I take his tickets and go with his folks!!!

    So -- what amazing interviews or stories of surprise meetings have others had with Husker Nation.

    Rev.
    I personally would have left the interview right after that part about YOU taking HIS tickets....
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    Sounds like a great fit , good luck!!!

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    Reverend, I'm a little confused. Why were you surprised that he is a Husker fan if both he and his wife currently live in Lincoln?
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    I have it the worst, my LCMS pastor is a shorthorn fan. In Nebraska no less!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I have it the worst, my LCMS pastor is a shorthorn fan. In Nebraska no less!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I have it the worst, my LCMS pastor is a shorthorn fan. In Nebraska no less!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HZKRFAN View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I have it the worst, my LCMS pastor is a shorthorn fan. In Nebraska no less!!
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    All my pastors and elders are Duck fans. I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuckTownHusker View Post
    All my pastors and elders are Duck fans. I don't get it.
    So they are ones who practice self-flagellation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevHusker View Post
    First thing he says when he walks in the room --- "Did you bring any Valentinos with you?"

    I knew immediately I liked this guy! We then talked about Runza and Amigos and bowl games he has gone to .... Eventually we got around to talking about his attitude toward ministry and serving people here in Grand Island and how to reach out to 18-35 year olds. Obviously first things first!

    He then tells me that while in St. Louis he reads this website to keep in touch with the Huskers -- he knew who I was and many others that we shared ... LutheranHusker in Lincoln; JonCarl -- I shared the story of talking with him about a funeral they were conducting here in Grand Island and many other fun stories.

    Young man is from Lincoln, his wife is from Seward. He attends Christ Lutheran in Lincoln and his wife attends St. John's in Seward. Both are UNL grads.

    Biggest problem I told him he would have to deal with is that we have church on Saturday night and he would have to lead it -- while I take his tickets and go with his folks!!!

    So -- what amazing interviews or stories of surprise meetings have others had with Husker Nation.

    Rev.
    This sounds familiar. We have an intern from the sem who fits that description.
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    Rev and Big Red Dutch...

    CHECK YOUR PMs.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huskers57 View Post
    Rev and Big Red Dutch...

    CHECK YOUR PMs.....
    Another Cornhusker connection.
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    "Winning isn't everything here at Nebraska as Coach Devaney used to say...but we do rate it right up there with oxygen." - Johnny Rodgers


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