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Stephen J. Foster, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield, OH

Stephen J. Foster, Pastor - Graduated Wittenberg University in 1963, from Hamma School of Theology and ordained into the Lutheran Church of America in 1967. Internship in Recklinghausen, Germany 1964-65. Chaplain residency at University of Virginia Medical School, 1972-73. Served parishes in Cuyahoga Falls, Lima, Bellville, Newark and New Carlisle, all in Ohio. Served in specialized ministries of ELCA in several institutions, including hospices, extended care and hospital chaplaincies. Retired from active status in 2007 but remained as chaplain. Called by the bishop to serve Zion Lutheran Church in February, 2009. He was married to his beloved wife, Judy, before she joined her Heavenly Father in 2011. Pastor Foster has two children and three grandchildren.