20 June 2009

Ordained! Richard Lee Rikli




10 comments:

Past Elder said...

Is this what some call a "second vocation" -- second as in later in life?

Pr. Lehmann said...

Richard used to be the principal at Trinity-Saint Paul in Hamel/Worden.

Where is Richard going to be serving, William?

Pr. Lehmann said...

Oh, and back in my seminary days we sometimes called folks like Richard "mid-life crisis seminarians" which really isn't fair.

I have known many fantastic pastors who came to it as their second or third vocations.

There was one wife of a certain German professor at CTS who was always suspicious of second career guys. She said, "In Germany, it is not done." That, as far as she was concerned, was that. She's a hoot.

William Weedon said...

Charlie,

He's being returned to his vicarage congregation in Linn, Kansas - near to where the Holle family hales and where Mike and Kathy Breen used to live when first married. All kinds of connexions!

Pr. Lehmann said...

That sounds great! Isn't he a Jayhawk fan (that would be a Kansas college team...)?

William Weedon said...

I think he supports something called "the Chiefs" from somewhere out there.

Pr. Lehmann said...

Oh, that's right...

I still like him. ;-)

Very excited for Richard and his congregation!

Anonymous said...

awww!!! You look so petite!

Past Elder said...

Free falling Judas, can't imagine learning Hebrew and Greek (as distinct from etymology) at 59. And even if I did, getting my first call when others my age are thinking about their last. All without the raised eyebrows visiting kids and grandkids used to bring with the late vocation SOBs, I mean OSBs.

But that's me. Bully for those who do it!

Past Elder said...

PS, here in Big Red Nation, we know who the Jayhawks are!