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Checking the vitals of Churchwide Assembly attendees

Caffeine was the first priority for many of The Daily Lutheran staffers after a full day of travel, Monday night’s four-hour plenary session and very little sleep. (Staffer Julie Sevig reports that counting sheep actually works.) So we decided to check the vital stats of other Churchwide Assembly voting members, staff and visitors. Here’s who we found:

Name: Pastor Martha Clementson
From: Pittsburgh
Travel hours: 3 by plane
Sleep hours: 6
Caffeine units: 1
Found: Outside Starbucks
Also: Clementson arrived at Churchwide Assembly fresh from a trip to Cocoa Beach. Fla.

Name: Beth Clementson
From: Pittsburgh.
Travel hours: 8 by automobile
Sleep hours: 6.5
Caffeine units: 1
Found: Outside Starbucks
Also: Clementson arrived at Churchwide Assembly fresh from a youth mission trip in North Carolina where she painted houses.

Name: Pastor Robert Farlee
From: Minneapolis Area Synod
Travel hours: 8 by airplane
Sleep hours: 7
Found: In line at Starbucks
Caffeine units: 2

Name: Pastor Melinda Quivik
From: Philadelphia
Travel hours: 5.5 by airplane
Sleep hours: 7
Found: In line at Starbucks
Caffeine units: 3

Name: Lorraine Brugh
From: Valparaiso, Ind.
Travel hours: 6 by airplane
Sleep hours: 6
Found: In line at Starbucks
Caffeine units: 1

Name: Dave Hurd Sr.
From: Louisville, Ky.
Travel hours: 3 by plane
Sleep hours: 6
Found: Outside Starbucks
Caffeine units: 2

Name: Gene Hannold
From: Greensboro, N.C.
Travel hours: 2 days by automobile
Travel highlight: North Florida, because there was no rain.
Sleep hours: 4
Found: Outside morning plenary session
Caffeine units: “I haven’t had enough caffeine.”


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