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Lauren Dow Wegner

Lauren Dow Wegner

Associate Pastoroffice: Ext 263

I am excited and honored that God has called me to serve on the pastoral team at Grace! I am passionate about sharing the abundance of God's grace with all people, and I find that God has called me to do that through deep and meaningful relationships with others. My particular call here includes oversight and pastoral support of our youth and family ministry, and I love walking alongside people of all ages in our baptismal journey.

I received a master of divinity with honors from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 2010 and a BA from Texas Lutheran University in 2003. I have served churches in Austin, Texas, and Ford City, Pennsylvania, as youth ministry staff and pastoral intern. My husband, Pastor Dave Wegner, and I served together in our previous call in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I enjoy reflecting on faith, womanhood, and motherhood, and I often write about the ways these weave together through life's journey. I have written pieces for Augsburg Fortress publications and have work that will be published in an upcoming issue of The Christian Century. In addition to writing, I love to play flute and guitar, compose songs, frequent local coffee shops and thrift stores and, most of all, spend time with Dave and our children, Owen and Caroline.

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