Speaker: Allan Saugstad
Worship Service Coordinator: Peter Holland; Music: Joseph L’Amour
During the Vietnam war I learned to resent having tax money support the military-industrial complex. In recent years I have learned to resent having tax money support the prison industrial complex. How did we get to be the country that incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than any other? How can we ever hope to rise out of this ugly morass? And how can we, collectively and individually, make a positive difference in the lives of the large numbers of “returning citizens” who are released from jails and prisons every day?
Allan Saugstad became the development coordinator at Glory House a year ago. In prior positions he was a gift officer at USF, an insurance and investment representative with Thrivent Financial, a hospice and hospital chaplain, a parish pastor, a teacher of English as a second language in Hong Kong, and a volunteer in the McGovern presidential campaign. He is a graduate of Alcester High School, St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary; a spouse, parent, step-parent, grandparent and step-grandparent; a Capricorn, a Reiki master practitioner, # 5 on the Enneagram, and a 30+ year member of Amnesty International.