New pastor installed in Sugar Loaf

Rev. Ralph E. Laufer was installed as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Sugar Loaf Township, on June 30.

Born to Edward and Helen Laufer in Van Nuys, Calif., Pastor Laufer completed his pre-seminary studies at St. John’s College in Winfield, Kan. In 1986, he received his M.Div. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

His first call was to the dual parish of Gethsemane and St. John’s, Snellmen and Height of Land, Minn. His second call was to Holy Cross, Renault.

He and his wife, Edith, have been blessed with seven children.