Senior pastor proud to work alongside ‘called’ colleagues

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A faith-forward organization, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society has been on a mission for nearly 100 years to serve others in need in the name of the Lord.

“My mind immediately goes to the word ‘calling’ when I think about the founding of the Good Samaritan Society,” says Christy Hallenbeck Ask, director of mission integration and senior pastor.

The Society was founded on Sept. 29, 1922, by Rev. August “Dad” Hoeger in Arthur, North Dakota.

“He was called by God to start this ministry,” Pastor Christy says.

Pastor Christy is one of the latest to pick up the torch and carry it ever forward. Her installation in January 2021 was a day of celebration at the Society’s national campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.