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New pastor joins Dallas First Presbyterian

DALLAS — The Rev. Sandy Larson will conduct her first Sunday worship service as the new minister of Dallas First Presbyterian Church on Jan. 19.

January 14, 2014

DALLAS — The Rev. Sandy Larson will conduct her first Sunday worship service as the new minister of Dallas First Presbyterian Church on Jan. 19.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who is interested in hearing Larson speak is welcome to join the congregation for the service.

A potluck meal, prepared by members of the Dallas First Presbyterian congregation, will be served for those interested in eating following the service. You need not bring anything for the meal.

Larson comes to Dallas after serving as an associate pastor of Witherspoon Presbyterian Church in Princeton, N.J. While in Princeton, she also served as moderator for Hillsborough and Somerset Presbyterian churches.

While new to Dallas, Larson is no stranger to Oregon. She served as co-pastor with her husband George Furniss at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church in Walterville, east of Eugene. She was also associate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Eugene for 11 years and associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Roseburg for nine years.

Larson earned her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College in Minnesota, graduating cum laude with a major in religion in 1974. She attended Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity Pastoral Counseling degree, cum laude in 1977. Among her post graduate studies, Sandy became certified as a parish nurse.

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