Ryan Henry Mitstifer Walton, member of Tanque Verde Lutheran Church, Tucson, Ariz. and a sophomore at Sabino High School, is featured in the May Living Lutheran.
Says Ryan: “I believe God subtly tries to push me to do things. While it’s not a force that controls me, I definitely feel God’s influence. My mom, Meredith Mitstifer, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was pregnant with me. Given I shared space with cancer, I believe I have to do my part to advocate and help other women be informed about this silent killer.”Read More
Through our prayers, we lift up Tanque Verde Lutheran Church in Tucson, Arizona. We pray for Pastors Josh Auchenbach and Stephen Hilding, and the support staff: Aviry Christy, Director of Family Ministry; Lars Andersen, Organist; Alexis Burrows, Worship Leader; Daniel Ford, Custodian; Debbie Irby, Director of Preschool & Kindergarten; Brenda Jordan, Bookkeeper; Veanne Lupia, Parish Administrator; Sherri McClellan, Worship Leader; Joe Paugh, Business & Facilities Manager; Danielle Rowland, Nursery Supervisor; Vivian Wilsdon, Handbells; and Jennifer Wortman, Choir Director.Read More
From the Marana News: “Michael Schultz’s family was surprised he didn’t burst into flames when he walked into church.
As a graffiti artist, Schultz estimates he painted 60 boxcars by the age of 17. Now, as an adult, his days of covert canvassing are behind him. Schultz, along with Pastor Lars Hammar, organizes Open Space Church, a location promoting a crossroads of art and faith for the Tucson community.” Read the full article »Read More
The Lutheran Campus Ministry Board at the University of Arizona is pleased and happy to announce that the Grand Canyon Synod has called the Rev. Rebecca Boardman as the new Campus Pastor at the U of A. Rebecca will be relocating to Tucson in early June and plans to join us at the synod assembly. Please keep Pastor Rebecca and the LCM at U of A in your prayers as we continue the transition into this new era of ministry.Read More