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Deborah Hefner DeWinter (left), spiritual care director at Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., stands with Mary Heller and Chris Heller. Chris carries on his grandfather's legacy by assisting with worship services at Lutheran Care Center while his grandmother, Mary, plays organ.

Standing 6 feet 3 inches tall—2 inches shorter than his grandfather—Christopher Heller towers over frail, elderly worshipers in wheelchairs attending Sunday service at Lutheran Care Center, a skilled nursing home in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. In his white robe, the 23-year-old college student is the image of his grandfather, the Rev. John Heller, who passed away last […]

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