keep-calmThere once was a strange man named Hicks

Who yearned to create limericks

But he failed at the sport

For he wrote them too short


Paul Ofstedal, a retired pastor who last served at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, also co-founded China Service Ventures (CSV) in 2001 and was its president until recently. CSV enables poor rural Chinese youth to continue their educations. He and his wife Dorothea have four children: three in the Twin Cities and one in New York City. He graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and Luther Seminary, Saint Paul.

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