PASTOR ROBIN KAPOSTASY

Pastor Robin Kapostasy during her installation service at Zion on December 15, 2015

I was raised in Nebraska, living full time in the city and spending a lot of time working on the family farm. I learned to sew and bake at a young age and was active in 4-H, entering needlework, sewing, photography and baking projects in the county fair.

I’m proud to be a third-generation graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I graduated with honors in 1995, having earned a Business  Administration degree, with a concentration in economics, and minors in music and anthropology. In 2006, I earned a Masters of Divinity and am  a second-generation graduate from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH. 

I accepted my first call in Iowa, where I served a mid-sized congregation and later served as interim pastor to a geographical parish. In 2012, I accepted a call in Toledo, OH, and also completed a second unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Flower Hospital. In 2013-14, I was privileged to serve as facilitator of Abundant Life Together, a Lutheran gap year program for young adults.

My ministry experience includes disaster response, young adult ministry, multiple-point congregations, prayer shawl ministry, teaching confirmation and the unfortunate reality of closing a congregation.

Through all of this, I raised two children with my then-husband and I now have the joy of two grandsons and another on the way.

The cats allow me to live with them and they are tolerant of my need to knit, crochet, read and pursue other creative interests.