Author Archives: Dave

“The Walls Come Down:” Desegregation Forum in Fredericksburg, Virginia!

Carolyn was asked to participate in a forum at the John J. Wright Museum in Spotsylvania with the seven girls, now women, who were first to integrate into the traditionally white schools in the county on Thursday, August 29, 1963. … Continue reading

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Pacific Science Center in Seattle!

We finally got to visit the Pacific Science Center, near the Space Needle in downtown Seattle!  It was a beautiful day, and the Science Center wasn’t crowded at all.  Learned so much about ourselves, bugs (especially butterflies,) machines, etc.  That … Continue reading

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Black Bodies Conference @ Pacific Lutheran University!

We enjoyed attending the 8th annual Lutheran Studies Conference at Pacific Lutheran U. in Tacoma on September 27, 2018.  A wide variety of speakers addressed the issue of ethnicity in our church and in our society under the title “Black … Continue reading

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Vacationing in Scotland and Ireland!

We enjoyed a week and a half in northern Europe in early August!  Bethany spent July in Copenhagen taking classes with the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design to prepare to teach some new courses at Urban School this fall.  Another … Continue reading

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Happy 91st Birthday, Mary Frances!

Carolyn’s mother celebrated her 91st birthday on July 7th.  Carolyn’s sister, Theresa, and her husband were here from South Carolina.

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Dan and Emily visit Yakima!

Dan and Emily came to visit us earlier this week.  We did a lot of wine tasting up and down the valley…so many choices, and such a variety of wines, had delicious dinners together, and drove to see Mt. St. … Continue reading

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Carolyn goes to the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston!

Felicity, Jason, Carolyn, and 10 youth from Central Lutheran Church enjoyed the 5-day ELCA Youth Gathering that is held every 3 years. over 30,000 ELCA youth from around the country attended, with over 1,000 adult volunteers.  They learned about the … Continue reading

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The Rev. Dr. Carolyn R. Hellerich is now a thing!

Carolyn graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Sunday, May 20, 2018 with a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree.  The graduation ceremony/Eucharist was held at St. Thomas Apostle Church near the seminary. Bethany, Dan, Emily, and Dave … Continue reading

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Shopping and Visiting the New Synod Office in Spokane!

Enjoyed today visiting Spokane! We took some things from the assembly to the beautiful new synod office with a huge turkey roaming the grounds, had a wonderful lunch at Lindaman’s with Cathy Steiner, the synod’s efficient secretary, took Central Lutheran-Yakima’s … Continue reading

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Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod’s Assembly in Yakima April 27-29, 2017!

I was asked to be the Assembly Planning Chair for this year’s assembly.  I was honored to be asked. Our planning began last Summer,and  the planning committees began planning the annual event with our first monthly meeting in October.  It … Continue reading

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