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Paul Nyhuis (M.S. 1966, Advisor: Freier)


My advisor for my masters in Atmospheric Physics was Professor George Freier. After grad school I went to Inver Hills Community College.

Now I am a Care Pastor at the The Gallery Covenant Church, St. Paul MN. My wife Gayle and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary on December 19, 2014. I was a graduate student at the U of MN when we got married. I taught physics and math at Concordia College - St. Paul and physics, astronomy, and engineering at Inver Hills Community College 1970-2000. I have been doing pastoral care and jail ministry 2001-now. I actually use my physics & astronomy background to build conversations with jail inmates. Like Darwin and other scientists I refer to the "book of God's words" and the "book of God's works." See the epigraph of Origin of Species. My favorite memory of the school was getting to know some great professors: Russell Hobbie - Modern Physics; William Zimmerman - Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics