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Grand Jury: Public Witness

LTSP Director of Donor Services Kathie Afflerbach (MAR 2009), a deacon in the ELCA, reflects on her experience serving two years on a county grand jury, and how her service was informed by her faith and seminary education. Watch our conversation (above).

3 thoughts on “Grand Jury: Public Witness

  1. Susan Sosnin says:

    Kathie my friend,
    Through a difficult job, you have shown a clear example of what Luther intended for our understanding of Law and Gospel!
    Blessing,
    Sue

  2. Susan Sosnin says:

    Very honest comments and thought provoking feelings about serving justice. I especially liked this statement: “I felt it did damage my Psyche.” We are far too blasé about violence, and it tells me that as a Pastor I need to be courageous enough to not only name the evils of our society, but also name the consequences for all!

  3. Amanda Smoot says:

    Dear Kathie, That was a wonderful interview. Sorry about your being “wounded” by facing seemingly irredeemable evil. Once exposed to something like this, you can never be the same. But remember what God did in the resurrection. Irredeemable evil was overcome! But it took the power of God to do this, I doubt that anyone on earth could.
    Blessings, Amanda Smoot

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