Insights into domestic violence & a Minnesota father’s mission after his daughter’s murder

This event took place at the church I serve as pastor. Audrey has done a wonderful job of summarizing this event. Two hours long, in the middle of the afternoon and I didn’t see a single person nod off, including myself, who is usually the first one to get sleepy.

Minnesota Prairie Roots

Local clergy, representatives from crisis centers and many others gathered to hear Dan Kasper's powerful message on domestic violence. Local clergy, representatives from crisis centers and many others gathered to hear Dan Kasper’s powerful message on domestic violence.

IN A NEARLY TWO-HOUR presentation Sunday afternoon to a crowd of around 50 gathered at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Dan Kasper of Northfield spoke from the heart—of losing a daughter to domestic violence.

In April 2013, Becky Kasper, a 19-year-old marketing major at Arizona State University, was murdered by her former boyfriend, Luis Soltero. He is currently serving 25 years in an Arizona prison for second-degree murder, plus an additional five for kidnapping, followed by a lifetime of probation with mental health terms.

Dan Kasper delivered a powerful message that personalizes domestic violence. With a portrait of Becky to his left, Dan remembered his daughter—with the beautiful brown eyes of her mother, Sheryl—as determined, a go-getter, a leader, a problem solver. Friends described her as strong, bold, brave, independent and…

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