About Pastor Brett:
Brett was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and has lived there for most of his life until moving to Hawley MN. He enjoys reading, exercising, playing sports, and spending time with family. Brett went to Arizona State University for his undergraduate and Fuller Theological Seminary for his graduate degree. He met his wife, Kristen when she moved to Phoenix to teach Kindergarten.
Pastor Paul Andell
My family is from Minnesota, originally, where my father’s parents homesteaded on a farm near
Moose Lake in 1901. So I love country and farm life. It was a part of every summer for me to
find the cows! On my mother’s side, her dad was an early pastor of Mt. Olivet Lutheran in
Minneapolis. I grew up very proud of my heritage.
Although I am a native of Rhode Island where my dad was a Lutheran pastor, I grew up in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, I received my Masters of Divinity degree from Gettysburg Seminary in Gettysburg, Pa. It was a wonderfully scenic and historic place to live. It was during my Intern year in Aitkin, Minnesota, serving two rural churches, that I fell in love with my wife, Pam. Never did I imagine that I’d be returning to Aitkin for family vacations and, eventually, owning my father-in-law’s lake home! But that’s what
Among my personal interests are my family and their well-being, my faith, photography, history, walking in the woods, and travel. Europe, especially Norway and Sweden, is a favorite destination. I live thankfully, knowing I am living a grace-filled life. I hope you are, too!
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A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm.
After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation,Rick was so nervous, when it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, "The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."