Pastor Richard Simon Hanson to Preside, November 1-2


Pastor Richard Simon Hanson will preside over worship services during the weekend of November 1-2. We extend our deepest thanks to Pastor Hanson not only for being a frequent supply pastor for Good Shepherd during the transition period before Pastor April Ulring Larson begins her interim ministry but also for providing emergency services to the congregation and faithfully visiting the home-bound and nursing home members. We are grateful for the outstanding care and devotion he has repeatedly shown to this congregation.

Hanson received his BA from Luther College, majoring in music. He received his B.Th. and M.Th. from Luther Seminary in St. Paul and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Hanson taught in the Religion Department at Luther from 1963 until his retirement. He is currently serving as Chaplain at Aase Haugen Homes, Inc. in Decorah.