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Kate Zywicki

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March 15th, Pastor Kate Zywicki began as our Associate Pastor, and she will be installed at worship at all four worship services on this weekend. We are so excited to have our former intern back among us and look forward to all that she will bring to help us grow into God’s future. Please pray for Kate as she begins her ministry with us as one of our pastors.

“Hello!” to some, and “Hello again!!” to others. My name is Kate Zywicki and I will be joining you soon as your Associate Pastor. I am blessed to be able to introduce and, for some, re-introduce myself at this time. I am a lifelong Lutheran Michigander and proud graduate of the University of Michigan. I have been a resident of Milford, Michigan since 1996. In this family friendly village, I share my life with my husband of 23+ years, Greg, my son, Will (18), my daughter, Ella (15), our greyhound, Freddie, and resident critter, Ignatius “Iggy”. I love reading, eating, cooking, traveling, walking, bird watching, music, dancing, sleeping, laughing, and just plain having fun.

All Saints Lutheran of Hartland, Michigan has been my home congregation since 1997; it is where I came to know and love the ELCA. After sensing a call to ordained ministry in 2007 and collectively attending four seminaries from 2011-2016, I graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio in May 2016 (Pastor Heierman’s alma mater!). Within those seminary years, I was blessed beyond belief to serve as Calvary’s first 21st century intern from December 2014 until September 2015. You richly contributed to my shaping and discernment toward ordained ministry through a partnership of worship, service, teaching, learning, and meeting, ‘Better Together’ seeking to ‘Enter, Engage, Equip, and Extend’.

Now that God is bringing our paths together again for another season. I continue to have a passion for youth and families, worship, spiritual gifts discovery and subsequent ministry connections, outreach and relationships. As God’s creation wonderfully and fearfully made, embracing these passions means for me a ministry of invitation, journeying, story-telling, listening, and inviting again, all along a shared pathway. I prayerfully believe that within these steps we find God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit in new and renewed ways that then have a transformative ripple effect on the individual, the congregation, the community, and the world. More specific and related to Calvary, I am excited about our planned facility and ministry expansion and the corresponding ministry and outreach potentials it opens up to impact the world even more deeply. In step together the possibilities are endless as nothing is impossible for our God. I am prayerfully eager to discover where and how God is leading along this next leg of the joined journey.

Finally, I’d like to thank all that prayed for and/or attended my ordination ceremony on February 26, 2017. What a joyous occasion it was indeed.

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