The Reverend Bristol Reading began serving as the new pastor of Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 1807 Field Ave., on January 3. Reading was ordained on December 4 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. She studied theology at Loyola University in Chicago and the Graduate Theological Union before entering parish ministry in 2012. She spent five years working near Boston before moving to Illinois for seminary training at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Her internship brought her to Minneapolis in 2019, where she served as the vicar at Mount Olive. Most recently she served in a temporary capacity at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
The annual Saint Thomas Aquinas Founders Day Mass to honor Saint Thomas Academy’s patron saint will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, January 27, at the academy in Mendota Heights. The public is invited.
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