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Paul A. Nyhuis (M.S., Physics, 1966)


I married my wife Gayle in 1964.

We have two daughters and three granddaughters. I am in excellent health. I still enjoy hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. I taught physics and mathematics at Concordia College in St Paul from 1964-1970. From 1970-2000, I taught physics, astronomy, mathematics, engineering at Inver Hills Community College. I have been serving as Congregational Care Pastor at Crossroads Church in Cottage Grove since 2001. My job includes visiting people in hospitals, nursing homes, jails, doing some counseling, and managing a large benevolence program. My favorite course at the University was a Modern Physics sequence taught by my favorite professor, Russell Hobbie.