Author Archives: Dave

A New Bishop is Installed in the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod!

We participated in the installation of the Rev. Kristen Kuempel as bishop of the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod.  She was elected at the synod assembly in May in Spokane.  She began her new call September 1st.  The installation was held at … Continue reading

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Our West Coast Vacation Included an ECLIPSE!

We just returned from a 12-day jaunt down the coast and back.  We left Yakima on Thursday, August 10th and returned Tuesday, August 22nd.  Heading south through Oregon, we stopped at Crater Lake National Park.  Amazing to see the lake … Continue reading

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Dave + Consecration = Deacon Dave!

On Sunday, July 30, 2017, Bishop Martin Wells of the Eastern Washington Idaho Synod came to Christ Lutheran Church in Yakima to consecrate David Hellerich a Minister of Word and Service in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Christ Lutheran … Continue reading

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Daniel arrives for the Consecration!

Daniel flew into Tri-Cities airport in Pasco Friday evening, 7/28, on a nonstop Delta flight from Minneapolis.  Nice!  We spent Saturday in Mt. Rainier National Park!  Beautiful day, and not too busy considering it’s summer.  Ended the day with dinner … Continue reading

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Bethany and Daniel Come to Yakima for the Consecration!

Bethany arrived at the Yakima Airport on Thursday, 7/27 from San Francisco.  Daniel arrived Friday, 7/28 evening at Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, about an hour and a half southeast of Yakima.  We had fun exploring the area while they were … Continue reading

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Yakima’s Summer Culture!

Finally got a taste of some of the things going on around town during the warm summer months.  Went to Downtown Summer Nights Concert Series on Thursday, July 20, and Summer Concert Series in nearby Franklin Park on Friday, July … Continue reading

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Called to Serve!

On Sunday, June 18, 2017, the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church in Yakima met to call me to be their minister of Word and Service.  I’ll be their Minister of Administration, and I’ll work with their pastor, John Schraan.  My … Continue reading

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Fun Friday, 7/14/17 Mt. Rainier National Park

Finally made it up to Mt. Rainier National Park, less than an hour from our home!  It was a beautiful day to visit the park.  LOVE the smell of the evergreens…such a Christmas scent!  Carolyn and I both now have … Continue reading

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Three Weeks in CHICAGO!!!

Finally getting around to posting some things from our visit to Chicago June 18-July 7, 2017.  Carolyn was taking three weeks of classes at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in Hyde Park, just north of the University of … Continue reading

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Floribunda around 2105! Summer Blooming!!!

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