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Courtesy Photo Killdeer pastors John and Rachel Simonson are seen here in this undated photo with their daughter, Anna. Although they were unsure about coming to pastor in the Oil Patch, John and Rachel say they were called to the area.

Southwest Spotlight: Answering the call: Husband and wife lead St. John’s Lutheran in Killdeer


KILLDEER - Pastoring to a rural community in the Oil Patch was the last thing Rachel and John Simonson wanted for their first church out of seminary, but after coming to Killdeer and seeing the community and meeting the people, they knew St. John’s Lutheran was for them.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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