Ordination of Caleb Crainer

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Caleb CrainerCaleb Crainer will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM at:

Zion Lutheran Church
1017 North Washington Street
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Please wear red

At 4pm a reception will follow at:
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
1100 North Plum Street
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Caleb has been called to St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in west Los Angeles, CA. Caleb is a member of Proclaim, the professional community for publicly-identified LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders and seminarians- a program of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries. Caleb graduated from the Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Over the years he has learned that church can be a place where people can get to know folks of different backgrounds, ages, and places in life; where we can listen to stories from a different era alongside our elder friends or learn the familiar Bible stories again for the first-time alongside youngsters.

Being a publicly-identified gay man has led him to proactive visions of inclusion and hospitality. Caleb wants to say “Thank you so  much to the entire Proclaim community. It is because of your support and advice that I am at this exciting threshold.” Caleb embraces and celebrates diversity, and is proud to be called by a congregation that enjoys all kinds of folks.