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Pastor:
Rev. Elaine Besthorn, Interim Pastor
Since October, 2016

 

Education:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Masters of Divinity, San Francisco Theological Seminary

Diploma in the Arts of Spiritual Direction, San Francisco Theological Seminary

 

Family:
A four-legged feline furry friend named OZ!

An older sister, a younger brother, a sister-in-law, a nephew, and in memory, an older brother and both my parents.

Friends who have become family to and for me.

 

Hobbies:

Reading, theater movies, Broadway shows, travel, exploring new places, and I love walking through kitchen gadget stores, office supply stores, and The Container Store!  Attending any KSU event is just an added plus!

Favorites Sports Teams:

NCAA: KSU Wildcats, Nebraska Women's NCAA Volleyball Team

Professional: Green Bay Packers, Arizona Diamondbacks
 

Movies:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Collateral Beauty

(and a whole lot more!)

 

Books:
Favorite authors from the Christian/Spirituality aspect:

Parker Palmer, Walter Brueggemann, Richard Rohr, Krista Tippett, Diana Butler Bass, Carol Howard Merritt, Brian McLaren

 

Favorite authors in fiction:

Jeffery Archer, J.K. Rowling, P.D. James, David Baldacci, John Grisham, Leon Uris

 

Quotes:

"Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world."  Jean Houston

 

"Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times!"

 

Why I like St. Luke:
As an interim pastor, I have found the people of St. Luke to be delightful, faithful, full of laughter, and possess a forward thinking outlook in being a PCUSA church in Amarillo, Texas.