LAMPa Welcomes the Rev. Karl Runser to Policy Council

LAMPa welcomes the Rev. Karl Runser to its policy council as the newest representative from the Upper Susquehanna Synod.

Karl grew up in southeastern Ohio and studied music history at Ohio University. He received his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, and was ordained in 2002.

Karl currently serves as the Pastor of the Southern Clinton County Lutheran Parish, a cooperative ministry of five congregations in the Upper Susquehanna Synod. As part of his service to the wider Church, Pastor Runser is the co-chair of the synod’s Hunger Team. He also served on the LAMPa Policy Council while in his first call.

Karl has been involved in feeding ministries since becoming a pastor. His advocacy grew from the experience of serving alongside people whose faith led them to care for their hungry neighbors. Advocacy work is faith active in love, which the Scriptures call us to do, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ frees us to do.

Karl and his wife, Sharon, live near Loganton in scenic Sugar Valley, on a small farm with their horses and cats. Karl’s other interests include stained glass, cross-country skiing, and cooking.

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