Pastor Renee discusses Heart River Lutheran Church and her husband, Ben, on NPR.

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On Christmas Eve, NPR’s “All Things Considered” aired an interview from Minnesota Public Radio with Pastor Renee and her husband Ben’s cousin, Jon Larson. Minnesota Public Radio first interviewed Jon and Pastor Renee in February, just after Ben was laid to rest after dying in the Haiti earthquake. This is the follow-up interview.



We are tremendously blessed to have Pastor Renee serving our church and sharing her story with us. As we go through Christmas, the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake in January, and Ben’s birthday in February, this will be a time of both sorrow and joy for Pastor Renee and her family. We can be sure that she misses Ben very much. We can also be sure we would all have loved to meet Ben ourselves. Many of us feel like we have.

Thanks for sharing your faith with us, Pastor Renee.