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Grace and Trinity Lutheran churches are welcoming a new vicar.
Justin Hildebrand and his family have recently moved into their new vicarage home from Oklahoma and are excited about this new chapter in their lives.
In an article for the church newsletter, Hildebrand shared his story of what led him to Nebraska and the people he has met so far.
"From the very moment we pulled in and pastor greeted us I knew that this was the right place for us," Hildebrand said, "Then an hour later a whole army of people showed up to unload our U-Haul."
Hildebrand earned a degree in law enforcement, but had a change of heart after graduating. He moved to Dallas, Texas to attend Dallas Christian College and has pursued his calling ever since.
He and his wife Keely have two children, nine year-old Genevieve and their two year old son, Eric.
"They are both great kids and we are blessed to have them," Hildebrand said.
Hildebrand will serve as vicar from July 2015 to June 2016. He said he was very thankful for the opportunity and he and his family look forward to becoming a part of the community.
"We are very honored that God has selected us to become part of your church family.," Hildebrand wrote, "We are happy to be here, and look forward to meeting each of you."