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New pastor heads Venango church PDF Print E-mail


By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

Venango Community Church has warmly welcomed a new pastor and his family.

Pastor Chris Costrini, wife Tina and children Caleb, five, and three-year-old Annie moved to Venango from McLaughlin, S.D. on Aug. 26.

His beginning Sunday at the pulpit was Aug. 29, after having only three days in the community. 

Having graduated with the class of 2000 from Denver Seminary, Pastor Chris (as he likes to be called) served as an associate pastor for approximately two years in Lakewood, Colo., two years in Westport, Wash., then moved to Nebraska from his most recent six-and-a-half year pastoral duties in South Dakota. 

Answering with humor the question of whether the ministry was a lifelong dream or a chosen career later in life, Pastor Chris said, “No, not a lifelong dream—I would say that I probably resisted the idea as long as possible, actually.” 


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