Ordination marks a milestone for Curtis


“I finally got to preach as a ‘real pastor,’” the Rev. Culynn Curtis joked about his first Sunday back at Holy Cross Lutheran Church after being ordained. He added that the past year of leading the local congregation, “felt like real church and I felt like a real pastor, but now there’s a weight of responsibility that has set in.”
Since Curtis was 3, he had dreamt of becoming a pastor so he considered his ordination day second only to the day he married his wife, Meg.
And, like his wedding day, his ordination was more than a personal milestone.
“Ordination is about you and God’s call on your life and, at the same time, it’s not about you at all,” Curtis said. “… The service makes you aware of the deep call and responsibility of leading a congregation and being an ambassador for the Kingdom of God.”
Curtis first served Holy Cross as an intern and became pastor a year ago when the Rev. Pete Martinson retired. In that year, Curtis finished school and wrote his thesis, graduating in May.
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