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Rush River Church welcomes new pastor

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Rush River Lutheran Church welcomes all to an installation service for new pastor Kari Burke-Romarheim at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, followed by a potluck dinner. Pastor Kari is the tenth pastor at the church since its founding in 1855. She graduated in 2008 from Luther Seminary and most recently was pastor at Bethel Lutheran in Hudson; she lived for three years in Norway, where she met husband Vidar while working with the Church of Norway's Youth and Family ministry. The new pastor's father and both grandfathers were pastors, and she is excited to lead Rush River in its mission.

Rush River Lutheran Church is located at N8623County Rd. Y, in River Falls. Education and fellowship begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship service at 10:30 a.m. Contact it through its web site at, by e-mail at or at phone number 715-684-3701.

Pictured left to right, the Baldwin-based family members: Andreas, Vidar, Kari and Lukas.