In this episode, Steph sits down with her friends in real life, Sam and Olivia Pitsch. Sam and Olivia have been blessed with three children, their eldest two being twins. Following the twin boys’ diagnosis of autism, Sam and Olivia have drawn strength from their church community and wisdom from the Scriptures to love and parent their children well. Listen to their story, even as it is still unfolding, and learn what it is to love their family and other families with similar stories.
Bio: Rev. Sam Pitsch has served as the Pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota since 2020. After graduating from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis in 2015 he served as the Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gretna, NE. Sam has been married to his wife, Olivia, for four years and they have three children: the twins Leland and Frederick, age 3 and a 6 month old son, Peter (not pictured).
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