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“Sent Forth to Love and Serve”

with Drs. Mary and Kurt Schwieters, Peggy Imholte and Bishop Donald Kettler

Thursday, Dec. 3

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The third and final episode in the three-part webinar series on the Eucharist will feature stories of being sent forth in faith to love and serve. Drs. Mary and Kurt Schwieters, both of whom are family medicine specialists with CentraCare, will recount their experiences of serving both locally and abroad. Peggy Imholte will share her narrative of service with Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. The hour-long session will include opening and closing remarks from Bishop Donald Kettler as well as a time for Q&A.

 

About the speakers

 

Drs. Mary and Kurt Schwieters
Drs. Mary and Kurt Schwieters are members of St. Mary Parish in Melrose near their home. Over the last 21 years, they have practiced full spectrum family medicine, raised three children and cared for many foster children. They have been involved in their parish pastoral council and school board as well as volunteered locally and internationally in many capacities. Kurt and Mary are honored to work with, serve and care for their friends, relatives, neighbors and community as they continue their journey together.

Peg Imholte
As the oldest daughter of 10, Peggy learned to help at home. She saw her parents involved in their church and community, even with a large family. Their modeled actions influenced her for a lifetime. Peg sees volunteering as an opportunity to share her God-given talents in this world. She is a member of St. Joseph Parish in Waite Park.

 



Bishop Donald Kettler
Bishop Donald Joseph Kettler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Joseph and Marguerite Kettler. His family later moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he and his three siblings were raised. He received undergraduate and divinity degrees at Saint John’s University in Collegeville before being ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Sioux Falls on May 29, 1970. On June 7, 2002, Bishop Kettler was appointed the eighth bishop of Fairbanks, Alaska, by Pope John Paul II. Pope Francis named Bishop Kettler the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud on September 20, 2013. He was installed November 7, 2013.