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This pastor cooks while he teaches

'When you do what you love, it draws people in'

Working back and forth between a laptop and a cooktop, Thomas Lichner made a big pot of curried chicken stew while teaching church members and friends about Islam.

Tom Lichner, pastor of Holy Trinity,
Tom Lichner, pastor of Holy Trinity, prepares curried chicken stew along with stuffed grape leaves while teaching about Islam at his Lunch-n-Learn adult education series.
It was time for Lunch-n-Learn at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, Pa.

"I love to cook," said Lichner, pastor of Holy Trinity. "It's a creative process that renews me. What's better than putting two skills together that you love — cooking and teaching? When you do what you love, it draws people in."

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