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The Rev. Samuel Torvend
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Fr. Samuel Torvend serves as Associate Priest for Adult Formation. His work includes preparing and leading many of the classes, foundations courses, quiet morning retreats, book discussions, Bible studies, and inquiry gatherings at Christ Church. Ordained in 1986, his parish work includes training in congregational development, faith formation, and liturgical studies. He is the author of books on Christian identity in a post-Christian culture, the economic and social dimensions of the Holy Eucharist, and Christian ethics. He also serves as Professor of Religion and Director of the Center for Religion and Culture in the Pacific Northwest at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.