October 23, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church in New Orleans.

Grace is still recuperating from Hurricane Ida (August 29, 2021), as evidenced by the rafters, but that didn’t keep them from a festive ordination, followed by jambalaya, king cake and more.

These five pastors were all raised Missouri Synod. We are thankful for the faithful families, churches and schools that prepared them. L-R: Barb Simmers (Peace, Slidell), Sandra Barnes (Gethsemane Chalmette), Ron Unger (retired), Bob Gnuse (Good Shepherd Marrero), and Jerry Mansholt (Hosanna Mandeville).
Pastora Rachel Ringlaben preached.
Kirsten with her parents, Beth and Jim Wee.
Pastor Kirsten Elizabeth Wee

Many thanks to Pastors Rachel Ringlaben, Ben Groth, and Grace Gravelle for the photos.