New family life director loves the outdoors

May 24, 2012

Faith Outdoors

Earlier this week, I met Jean Stolpestad, the new director of the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life. It was an enjoyable encounter with an added bonus: She loves the outdoors!

We talked briefly about our favorite outdoor activities. She has a passion for duck hunting, which she shares with her husband Craig. She also hunts pheasants and grouse, and even climbs into a deer stand every fall.

It was a fun exchange and I told her I’d like to make her the subject of one of my future outdoors columns. She happily agreed. I have only gone pheasant hunting a few times in my life, and have never gotten one. She and Craig go to South Dakota every year, so that could be a prime opportunity.

I would look forward to the opportunity to spend time afield with Jean and Craig!

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About Dave Hrbacek

Staff photographer and writer for The Catholic Spirit. Also, avid outdoors enthusiast with a passion for hunting, fishing and photography. Married to Julie and have four children, three boys and a girl.

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