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Tony Winter to be ordained Sunday

February 20, 2014

Tony Winter will be ordained on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.  
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Tony Winter will be ordained on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.
By Norma Dittman
Tony Winter, a well-known former Fulda resident, will be ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church USA on Sunday at 3 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Fulda.

Winter is the son of Lloyd and Mary Winter. He is a 1994 graduate of Fulda High School.

Following graduation he attended Southwest MN State University in Marshall where hegraduated with a Speech Communications Radio/TV Broadcasting Degree.

He worked part time with KWOA radio in Worthington while attending college and accepted full-time work following his college graduation. I loved working in radio as I met so many wonderful people. I got to be a part of people's everyday lives as they listened to me on the radio. I always approached broadcasting as a very intimate relationship with each individual who was tuned in each day. I respect that I was with them as they woke up, worked, drove in the car or other places they listened, Winter said. I still miss radio a little.

When asked what prompted Winter to train for ministry, he replied, I grew up with church as a part of life. My parents had us kids in church pretty much every Sunday. My mom taught Sunday school and I think she had me going already at 2 or 3 years old. My parents instilled prayer as a regular part of life. I have had a strong faith in God my whole life. It has been what has carried me through the best and the worst times in my life. My family and my church family have been so wonderfully caring and supportive of me. They encouraged me as I found my way through recovering from my spinal cord injury in 1991 and the never ending challenges of living without the use of my body from my chest down.

In the paragraphs that follow, Winter shares the journey that has led to his ordination:

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