In 2004 Carol purchased a house in Strawberry, Arizona, fully intending to retire there. However, plans changed and she decided to enter seminary and become a pastor with the ELCA. She attended Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa where she received a master’s degree.
She was ordained on April 17, 2010. She served in the Grand Canyon Synod prior to going to the Pacifica Synod in late 2014. While in Pacifica, Pastor Carol served as Associate Pastor at Clairemont Lutheran in San Diego, Pastor at Lord of Life Lutheran in Moreno Valley and as a Bridge Pastor at Gethsemane Lutheran in San Diego prior to her retirement in March of 2019.
All who walked with Pastor Carol over these past few months of her life have been touched by her courage and faithful witness.