My name is Dorothea Erdmuth Lotze-Kola. As a first generation immigrant since 1993, I cherish my German heritage and also my chosen home country of the US. I was married for 24 years to a West African man who grew up in Ghana and Nigeria before immigrating in his early twenties to the US. I am currently going through a separation and divorce. Our twin daughters are 18 years old, and are exploring what it means to be tri-cultural and bi-racial in a country that just went through four difficult years of painful politics based on racism, sexism and xenophobia.
I enjoy my creativity as the pastor of the German congregation here in Atlanta, GA. We are worshipping in person again every Sunday at 11am at Redeemer Lutheran Church in downtown Atlanta 731 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30308 and are live streaming on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeutscheKircheAtlanta
I also cherish my creativity as the executive director of a 45 year old non profit organization that serves the Atlanta and Georgia community (now online) with accessible counseling and with chaplaincy training. www.trainingandcounselingcenter.org
Another joy of mine is a small online private practice as a marriage and family therapist. I am supporting men, women and couples in the waves and aftermath of the Pandemic. www.betterhelp.com