Mary Bates and North American Lutheran Church Bishop John Bradosky helped fill a truck with emergency supplies earlier this year. Bates, who’s scheduled to lead training sessions at an Everett church next week, is the denomination’s national disaster response director. (Courtesy photo)

Mary Bates and North American Lutheran Church Bishop John Bradosky helped fill a truck with emergency supplies earlier this year. Bates, who’s scheduled to lead training sessions at an Everett church next week, is the denomination’s national disaster response director. (Courtesy photo)

Churches stepping into disaster response leadership roles

Training event at church aims to prepare you in case of a major emergency.

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