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Bohdan Vadis's Story
Episode 106th July 2021 • My Story of Addiction & Grace • Pastor Ed Treat
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Pastor Bohdan Vadis lives in San Diego, California. For the past several years he has been the lead pastor of Tierrasanta Lutheran Church. In this episode Pastor Bodhan shares his personal journey of addiction, becoming a Lutheran pastor, his journey of recovery, and his relationship with the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy.

Bohdan was born in Bemidji, Minnesota, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, and a Master of Divinity from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Having grown up in Minnesota as the child of a Lutheran pastor, Bohdan enjoys playing hockey and fishing. He can regularly be found on the ice or the water in San Diego on his day off. Pastor Bohdan has also served as pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota, and at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Sacramento, California.

Addiction takes many forms and knows no boundaries. Anyone is susceptible to this cunning baffling and powerful disease, even clergy. In fact, clergy are more susceptible than average because of the nature of their work. In this podcast you will hear the personal testimonies of clergy who were caught in the hell of addiction and by the grace of God found a way out. Listen to their powerful stories of what it was like while they were addiction, what happened that caused them to get free, and what it’s like now for them living in recovery.

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