Reformation Day Worship Preacher Norene Smith
Pastor Norene Smith is co-pastor, with her colleague and husband Paul Overvold, of Bay Shore Lutheran Church on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Superior at Whitefish Bay. A native of Seattle, Norene is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and both Wartburg and Luther Seminaries. From 1991 to 1997, she was campus pastor at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She has served on various Synod worship committees and is currently a member of the ELCA Church Council. Before attending seminary, Norene’s vocational dream was to write skits for Saturday Night Live, which may help to explain her preaching style. She loves the wide variety of work pastors get to do with people of all ages and backgrounds. Mental Health advocacy is one of her passions.
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