Ann Koopman is a trained intentional interim pastor, whose specialized ministry is to serve churches who have lost a pastor due to retirement, moving to a new congregation, or death. Pastor Koopmann will help LRC transition to calling a new permanent pastor. LRC is the ninth congregation Pastor Koopmann will serve on an interim basis in her thirteen years of ordained ministry She has served congregations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. In addition to parish ministry, she spent four years as a hospice chaplain for Southern Care Hospice. Her seminary training was at the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest in Austin, TX. Prior to seminary, she was an educator who worked as a classroom teacher, coach, and librarian. She states, "I am excited about becoming part of the LCR community and serving God by sharing Christ's love with all the new people I will meet."