Each day until the state convention comes to order on May 18, we shall consider a variety of reasons for endorsing Dan Severson to challenge Senator Amy Klobuchar in November. Follow the series at Fightin Words and check in on the day of the convention for a compilation including the most compelling reason to support Dan Severson.
Sunday seems an appropriate time to consider the spiritual life of a top tier candidate for U.S. Senate. Any length of time spent with Dan Severson and his wife Cathy Jo reveals their always on connection to the Lord.
Politicos know Cathy Jo as a founding chaplain and current president of the Capitol Prayer Network. Volunteers and visitors to Severson campaign headquarters are familiar with Dan’s regular invocations before embarking on any business. Their Christian walk is an integral part of their lives. Mark Johnson, lead pastor at Jubilee Worship Center in St. Cloud, expounds:
Dan and Cathy Jo Severson have been faithful members of our congregation for many years. They also serve as Elders at Jubilee. Dan is highly respected at our church, and has faithfully served in a variety of ways. I have been impressed with how Dan reaches out others, and serves humbly wherever needed, without seeking recognition. I have found Dan to be a man of his word, and with Christ-like character and high integrity.
Religious institutions and people of faith are under withering assault by the current administration, aided by radical cronies like Senator Amy Klobuchar. The freedom to associate and worship according to our own conscience is not only God-given, but rationally and objectively derived from nature. Dan Severson will always stand as a stalwart in defense of that freedom and an unapologetic practitioner of his faith.