This blog site is about mercy and the connections that bind us together in the Body of Christ esecially as it applies to Minnesota and North Dakota.  But of course the connections go all over the world.  I am priveleged to serve on the Board of International Missions for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  Members of that Board include Carla Classen, Bob Van Gundy and John Edson from Minnesota and the National Board is chaired by Steve Briel from Minnesota.  One of the members of my Board  is Judge Bruns from Kansas.  I don’t know if I have ever served on a Board with a Judge before but after a few minutes visiting with David, his passion and care for mission and mercy shine through.  I was proud to hear about his appointment to the Kansas Court of Appeals and look forward to working with him.

This is a quote from the Wyandotte Daily News from Kansas.  “Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback today appointed Judge David E. Bruns of Topeka, a native of Wyandotte County, to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Judge Bruns serves as a judge for the 3rd Judicial District Court of Kansas in Shawnee County.

Judge Bruns graduated from Schlagle High School and Kansas City Kansas Community College. He did his student teaching at Eisenhower Middle School while attending the University of Kansas.

Bruns has been a Shawnee County District Court judge since 1999, and before that was in private practice with the Topeka firm of Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds and Palmer since 1984, when he was graduated from the Washburn University School of Law. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education, with distinction.

“Judge Bruns has been an author, a professor, a lecturer and an active member of his community,” Brownback said in an announcement. “His many accomplishments speak to the depth and breadth of his expertise and knowledge. He is an accomplished jurist and I’m confident that he will serve with honor and distinction,” said Governor Brownback.

Former Gov. Bill Graves appointed Bruns to the Kansas District Court by in 1999. Judge Bruns is married to Shawn Pierson Bruns, and they have two adult children.