I have been a Lutheran clergyperson for 42 years. I have served parishes in Minnesota, South Dakota and Illinois. I have been a chaplain at a women's prison in Minnesota,. I served seven years as a chaplain at Joliet Correctional Center and Stateville Correctional Center. For 20 years I was the midnight Chaplain at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center. I also have the honor of serving with the Shorewood Police Department and the Troy Fire Department as chaplain.