St John Lutheran Church Dickinson, ND

Sonnie Otto
Communications Director
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Where did you grow up?

Fairfield, Nebraska – a small town of 300 in southeast NE.


If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

To be anywhere, anytime at the wiggle of your nose (yes, like a genie)!  I could help people in other countries or when disaster happens – whenever. I can vacation anywhere. I can be with family whenever I want or when they need me. I could go back in time and visit my grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.  My evenings and weekends would definitely be a lot more exciting… and resourceful!


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to work in the medical field – either nursing or in a laboratory tech to research for cures.


What's the longest you've gone without sleep (and why)?

 Approximately 40 hours (2 days/1 night). In Jr. High, we had a Halloween Lock-in at our church. We were up all night for crazy fun, like seeing how many people we could stuff into a phone booth, karaoke, pizza, movies and races through the church.


What do you love about St John Lutheran Church?

It is a family. You will always find a smiling face to welcome you, a hug for those tearful moments when you need support, and a high-five for those moments of celebration. Having a home like St. John is a blessing when you don’t have your own family living nearby.


What difference does Jesus make in your life?

He makes all the difference. He is always there – when I need comfort, when I am confused and have questions, and when I celebrate the joys in my life.  I can talk with Him anytime, anywhere. He is my peace.

Sonnie Otto

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September - May
Sundays 8:00 & 10:30 am
Wednesdays 6:30 pm (Camp-style service)
Thursdays 7:00 pm

June - August
Sundays 8:00 am & 9:30 am
Thursdays 7:00 pm
St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
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