A long line of clergy follow in the footsteps of Stanley Ecklund (seated). He has had 25 interns in his ministry, and recently five generations of them gathered. Paul Hoffman (left) pastor of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, was once Ecklund's intern. Hoffman was internship supervisor for Brian Maas (behind Hoffman), Nebraska Synod bishop. Maas was internship supervisor for Aaron Erdley, First Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Neb., where Lauren Muratore now interns and where Ecklund and his wife, Jan, worship, still "grandparenting" every intern who arrives at their church.
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