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Bethlehem Church Hosts Dual Ordination

on July 2, 2012 - 2:45pm
Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Alamos filling up Sunday before the dual ordaination in which Jennifer Chrien of Los Alamos and her husband Steven Simpson of Santa Fe were Ordained to the Ministry. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The Ordinands process into the church at the start of Sunday's ceremony. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Ordained Clergy in attendance practice the ancient rite of Laying on of Hands as part of the Ordination Service. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Jennifer Chrien and Steve Simpson introduce their parents and special guests at the start of the service. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Bishop Dean Nelson of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America conducts the questioning of the candidates for ordination to the Ministry. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Robert Abernathy of Los Alamos greets Jennifer Chrien in the reception line after Sunday's service as her husband Steve Simpson holds the door. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Newly Ordained Pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Jennifer Chrien and Steve Simpson have been called to serve in neighboring Lutheran Churches in California - Chrien to Oxnard and Simpson to Newbury Park. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Both ordinands were presented stoles by their parents. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The new Pastors share the Passing of the Peace under the watchful eye of Pastor Bruce Kuenzel of Bethlehem Lutheran Evangelical Church in Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 

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