LCC was blessed to have 10 affiliates from nine states represented at the Replacement Handler training last weekend. LCC is happy to welcome these wonderful 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 a lot of time learning new handling skills and building their knowledge about the ministry. Each handler worked with either their affiliate’s dog or with a LCC K-9 Comfort Dog in training.
LCC welcomes the following new handlers to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog® Ministry:
Diane Fager, King of Kings, Glenpool, Oklahoma with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Persis
Kim Gastler, Gloria Dei, Houston, Texas with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Joy
Heidi Gustin, Immanuel, Joplin, Missouri with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Daniel
Cami Hamer, Peace, Columbus, Nebraska with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Eden
Gerry Lafergola, King of Glory, Williamsburg, Virginia with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Solomon
Jan Slack, King of Glory, Williamsburg, Virginia with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Solomon
Bill Schiller, Christ the King, Lake Ozark, Missouri with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Boaz
John Snow, St. Andrew, Park Ridge, Illinois with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Myra
Debora Jackubcin, St Luke, Oviedo, Florida with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Moriah
Kevin Buckley, Good Shepherd, Las Vegas, Nevada with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Lois
Tom Pinzl, The Lutheran Church of Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Rhoda
Lutheran Church Charities is honored to welcome Navy veteran Kim Gastler to the LCC Kare-9 Military Ministry.