LCC was blessed to have seven affiliates from different parts of the country: California, Kentucky, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, and Wisconsin represented at the Replacement Handler training last weekend. LCC is happy to welcome these incredible individuals who have been called to go out and serve their home communities to share the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those in need.
The handlers spent much time learning new handling skills and building their knowledge about the LCC K-9 Ministry. It was a time to grow and learn from one another. Each handler worked with either their affiliate’s dog or an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog in training.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is one of presence. When the Lord calls, we must go and serve Him. Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?” And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me.”
LCC welcomes the following new handlers to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry:
Libby Crawford, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Mercy (Our Savior - Louisville, Kentucky)
Christine Schap, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Myra (St. Andrews - Park Ridge, Illinois)
Marcia Friesen, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Asher (Faith Lutheran - Lake Forest, Illinois)
Susan McCart, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Seth (Eternal Shepherd - Seneca, South Carolina)
Cathy Pauley, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Rahab (St. Andrews - Stockton, California)
John Quinn, LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Dog Beloved (Trinity - Hicksville, New York)
Tom Kern, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Beloved (Trinity - Hicksville, New York)
Brent DeRemer, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Mary (St. Paul's - Janesville, Wisconsin)
Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is honored to welcome U.S. Army veteran Cathy Pauley and U.S. Marine Corp veteran John Quinn as handlers representing the LCC Kare-9 Military Ministry and retired Police Officer Tom Kern of Nassau County Police Department and retired Cpt. Brent DeRemer of the Rock County Sheriff’s Office representing the LCC K-9 Police Ministry.