Experience as a Librarian Adds Dimension to Pastor's Work

By Pohl, Laura Zahn | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 7, 1998 | Go to article overview

Experience as a Librarian Adds Dimension to Pastor's Work


Pohl, Laura Zahn, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent

The Rev. Robin Currie found that the perfect training for the ministry was to work as a children's librarian.

A career change from librarian to Lutheran pastor was the perfect marriage of Currie's talents. From writing children's books to Bible story time to an adult spiritual book group, her careers and interests crisscross and interweave like a sturdy basket.

"Everything I've done has woven itself together in an amazing way," said Currie, who lives in Lisle.

Currie came to Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn in 1996. It was her first pastoral call after her internship and ordination at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard.

Her new job concluded a 10-year effort to obtain a master's of divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

"Everything had fallen into place in the early '80s. My children were in school, and I'd obtained my master's of library science," she said.

"I kept getting this sense that I had to go to the seminary, but I fought it."

A move from rural Iowa to the Chicago area in 1983 made seminary training accessible. While attending school, she was employed as a youth services librarian in Palatine.

Her call at Grace was a part-time position, so Currie continued working part time at the Addison Public Library. Now that she is working almost full time, the library job is ending, Currie said.

"I'll miss it, because within a church, you think this is the scope of the world," she said. "Working at the library reminded me that people look to solve their problems in other ways, and it keeps you grounded in reality."

Over the past several years, her interests in literature and religion motivated her to write six Bible storybooks for young children.

An idea clicked as she watched young children at the library "huffing and puffing" during "The Three Little Pigs. …

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