St John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Kaitlyn Blend
Faith Formation Director
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Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Idaho. I then spent my pre-teen through high school years in Scranton, North Dakota. 


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

By the time I could walk, all I wanted to be was famous. This made me get good at a variety of things (sports, music, and art) just so I had an option of what I wanted to be famous for. I’m still working on the whole "famous" part.


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

I spent roughly two days hyped up on coffee and Jesus. We have a camp at Badlands Ministries called Nightlife where we feed junior high kids sugar and caffeine and do all sorts of crazy things all night. It really is as wild and wonderfully fun as it sounds. 


What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

When I was 19, I jumped onto a Manhattan Subway on the night of Friday the 13th to get a tiny tattoo at SoHo. As one rightfully does when in New York City. 

What do you love about St. John Lutheran Church?

I first came to St. John when I was a counselor at the day camp, and have loved it ever since. I love St. John because of the community atmosphere this church upholds. The families, youth, and staff are so welcoming and have made this church feel like a family. I am so blessed and honored to have found a home for myself here. 


What difference does Jesus make in your life?

Since the day I started really loving Jesus, He has flipped my life around for the better.  Because of His amazing blessings, I get to love the youth and teach them about how great God is and will always be. I pray I can help everyone find the beautiful difference Jesus can make in their lives.


Kaitlyn Blend

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St John Lutheran Church
146 6th AVE W
Dickinson, ND 58601

Phone: (701) 225-6747
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