The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


'The best layman I can be'

Chicago WGN Radio farm broadcaster Orion Samuelson sees his job as a ministry

At age 67, farm broadcaster Orion Samuelson keeps a schedule that would exhaust many half his age. But he knows his schedule doesn't compare to that of farmers and ranchers.

"Theirs isn't an eight-hour-a-day job," Samuelson says. "I'm reminded of what my Norwegian farmer father told me when he watched me do one of my farm shows: 'It must be nice to look at all that hard work and be able to just talk about it.' That was humbling."

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