This article is written by Rev. Aaron Fuller, who serves as Pastor at St. Andrew Lutheran and Holy Communion Lutheran Churches, both in Portsmouth, VA. In addition he serves bi-vocationally as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and is a member of the All-Inclusive Outreach Team, the VA Synod’s steering team on diversity and inclusion.
While my wife Kelly and I were in Minnesota visiting family and friends over Christmas vacation, we visited a congregation both of us attended during my time in seminary. The pastor there is a dear friend and mentor for both of us, and we went out to grab coffee.