Pastor Betty Krafft

Pastor Betty Krafft

Betty Krafft

September 15, 22, and 29
November 3, 10, 17, and 24
December 1 and 8

Pastor Betty Krafft was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Spokane in 1955 with her family. She is an alumna of Ferris High School.

Krafft has traveled the world! After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in German and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington, she worked for the summer in Cologne, Germany. She subsequently joined the U.S. Navy, serving primarily as a telecommunications officer. Duty stations included: Washington, D.C. (Pentagon, 2 tours); London, England; school in Biloxi, Miss.; Exmouth, Australia; Keflavík, Iceland; and Stuttgart, Germany. She also served three years as operations officer onboard the USS Ajax, deployed twice to the Indian Ocean with port calls in Subic Bay, Philippines; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Singapore; Diego Garcia; and Sydney, Australia. Krafft retired from the Navy in 1994.

Krafft graduated from Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago) in 1999 followed by internship in Paynesville, Minn.

Parishes served include:
- St. Peter Lutheran, Spokane - 2001 - 2011
- St. Paul Lutheran, Chewelah - 2012-2016
- Messiah Lutheran, Spokane - 2016-2019

Krafft’s interests include: theology discussion, Bible study, reading (especially murder mysteries), traveling, making enamel jewelry (especially crosses), going to the theater.

Pastor Holly Gunby

Pastor Holly Gunby

Holly Gunby

October 6 and 13

Pastor Holly Gunby has been involved with some sort of ministry since 1980, whether it was as youth representative to church counsel, organizing youth events and discussions, registrar for Holden youth weekends, retreat speaker, or taking to the pulpit to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ. Throughout seminary at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, she had a passion for grief and one-on-one ministry. Serving First Lutheran Church in Ketchikan, Alaska, and Wilbur, Wash., she focused on visiting every member of the congregation and provided ministry in times of hardship.

Today, after completing a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency and Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Portland Veterans Administration Hospital, Gunby now works as a chaplain at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Spokane has been her home base since her parents retired in Spokane Valley in 1979. She bought her first house in the valley in 2014 where she lives with her two four-legged girls, Tilli and Bella. Yard puttering, anything outdoors, and arts and crafts keep her busy when not helping family or watching some science-fiction show on TV.

Pastor Bob Chenault

Pastor Bob Chenault

Rev. Robert Chenault

October 20, 2019

Pastor Bob Chenault and his wife, Cathy, have lived in Spokane since 1997, when they moved here from eastern Montana to serve at Messiah Lutheran Church. Chenault has an undergraduate degree in religion as well as three seminary degrees, most recently from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has been an ordained Lutheran pastor for 27 years, serving calls in Montana and in Spokane. He has also been an interim pastor at four congregations. He and Cathy have five children and five grandsons. In retirement he enjoys home remodeling projects, camping in his travel trailer, and singing with two choirs, the Melody Singers, and the St. Luke Adult Choir. Chenault’s favorite theologian, besides Martin Luther, is Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was martyred by the Nazis in 1945.