Sarah Rohde’s yearlong experience in Cuernavaca, Mexico, helped her develop skills and passions she now uses as a pastor.
Rohde, a 2007 graduate of Concordia, began her service in Mexico through the Young Adults in Global Mission, a program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, right after graduation.
Spending time with women who lived in the indigenous rural community made Rohde “all the more passionate about the connections between Christian faith and daily life,” she noted in a story published by the ELCA. Since then, she has completed her studies at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and is now an associate pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Ill.
Rohde’s call at Bethlehem continues the practice of accompaniment: “… to show up, to listen and to help our community discern how God is moving us to live and serve,” she says.
Ali Froslie '18 is an English major at Concordia.