Grace/St. Peter’s Chili Cook-off


The joint Wisconsin Synod Lutheran churches of Grace and St. Peter’s hosted a chili cook-off on Sunday, February 19th in the basement of St. Peter’s in Goodhue. Grace members Darwyn and Mary Tri coordinated the event as a fellowship opportunity between the two sister congregations.

The eight competitors for top honors were Larry Holst, Mark Thomforde, Dean Tiedemann, Jed Post, Ben Raasch, Ty Schulz, Sheila Albers, and Curt Callstrom. Scoring the highest with the judges was Mark Thomforde and winning the people’s choice award was Jed Post. Interstingly, there was no cross-over between the official’s top 3 placings and the people’s choice top 3 placings. Chefs were awarded prizes that included aprons and chili making ingredients.

The free-will offering is being used to support the Lutheran Institutional Ministry Association (LIMA) whose mission is to spread the Gospel where it is needed, particularly to those in colleges, hospitals and prisons.