Thank you to everyone who has given me such a warm welcome as I’ve joined the pastoral team here at Prince of Peace!  A special thank you to all those who made my Installation on Reformation Sunday such a meaningful celebration.

Pastor Betsy leading the Children’s Minute

As Pastor of Faith Formation my role is to focus on how we grow in faith and much of that is done through relationships as we experience God’s love for one another both here in this place and out in the world.  Church is one of the few places where we connect with people of all ages from 2 to 102!  Let’s build on that uniqueness as we teach and learn from one another.

On Installation Day, Pastors Ruth Sorenson-Prokosch, Betsy Hoium, and Peter Christ

In my first month with you I have enjoyed being part of worship, Spooky Music, telling stories for Faith Formation, having lunch with the OKs, visiting several circles, the energy of the Caterpillar Day Care kids and discovering what amazing costumes we have in the costume closet!  We have also been brainstorming as we reimagine what confirmation looks like.  One of my goals is to visit each of the groups in the congregation over the next several months.

I am excited to be here in ministry with all of you.  Please keep telling me your names as I get to know people.  I encourage you to sign up for one of the Meet & Eat events so we have time to get to know one another in an informal setting over a meal.  I look forward to how God is calling us into the future together! 

With God’s blessing,

Pastor Betsy