Mentors to the church
Perhaps you know their names: Martin Marty, Paul Manz, Mary Nelson. Perhaps not.
But our experiences as ELCA members, and those of a good many others, have been influenced and shaped by each of the three. Through their different contributions, each has been a mentor to people who have become leaders and innovators in church and society.
Now in, or near, retirement the three continue to play a part in our life together. These profiles explore the ideas and actions that distinguish their faith-filled lives and tell what Marty, Manz and Nelson each has given to the church.
Paul Manz is a touchstone name among Lutheran church musicians. Dozens can recall the impact the 85-year-old organist had on them.
One of those is David Cherwien, cantor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, the same position Manz held for many years. The post includes directing and planning the church's music program, and serving as organist and choir director.
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