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Pastor Van Bredeson will be formally installed as pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Somerset on Sunday, Aug. 10. He formerly served as the education youth and family pastor at Bethel Lutheran in Hudson for 22 years. (Photo by Sarah Young)

New pastor brings creative energy to Christ Lutheran

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Pastor Van Bredeson of Christ Lutheran Church is enjoying getting to know the Somerset community, and going to the Everyday Cafe is at the top of his list.


“I’m getting to know everyone,” he said of going to the cafe. “When you go there you can hear everyone’s conversations whether you want to or not,” he chuckled.

As for his congregation, he said everyone is good-hearted.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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