Star of the North to install new pastor
Star of the North Lutheran Church, located at 216 North Forest Drive in Kenai, will install its new pastor, Dustin C. Atkinson, on July 9 at 5 p.m.
The public is invited. A catered meal will follow the celebratory event. Please contact the church office for details at 907-283-4153.
Pastor Atkinson and his wife Ashley and young son Louis Carl come to Kenai from St. Louis, Missouri, where Dustin recently completed pastoral ministry education at Concordia Seminary.
Pastor Atkinson grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Ashley hails from Grimes, Iowa. Their son Louis Carl was born Dec. 24, 2016. Both Dustin and Ashley enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and camping.
Dustin received a BA in Computer Science from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, in 2013 and Ashley a BA in Secondary Education from the same institution the same year. Ashley has worked as a seventh-grade teacher.
Dustin and Ashley have participated in Stephen Ministry training and are certified Stephen Ministers. One of Pastor Atkinson’s professors, Dr. Wallace Becker, says of Dustin, “He is a people person. He loves to bring God’s Word into the lives of people.”
Star of the North is excited to welcome Pastor and Mrs. Atkinson and little Louis Carl to the Kenai Peninsula. Please join the congregation in its festal assembly.