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Reverend Foster Moving On

Aug 06, 2015

fostermovingFive years after her arrival on the South Fork, the Rev. Dr. Katrina Foster, pastor of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Amagansett and Incarnation Lutheran Church in Bridgehampton, has heeded a call to take on a new charge.

 

Ms. Foster, enormously popular among her flocks and credited with revitalizing the churches she leads, has accepted a post at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. She will begin her new post at the beginning of September.

 

"What’s important to me and to my family is that we follow wherever God is calling us," she said on Monday. "We felt called out here to be a force to help rebuild the membership at Incarnation and get it on a more solid foundation, and, especially, to come and build the housing at St. Michael’s."

 

She described St. John’s as "a very small congregation in a building that’s very big." Like many urban churches, "their buildings are kind of an albatross," she said. "We’ll decide what to do with the building — redevelop it, fix it, at very least paint the interior — and grow the congregation. I think Jesus has a future for that place, just as Jesus has a future for the church. My job is to go there and help them figure out what that future is, but I have no doubt that we’re going to go there and have fun, and have really good services, and be an open, inviting community for people who are looking for community and for a connection with God."

 

Read the full article from The East Hampton Star here