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About Our Pastor

Peace be with you!

Welcome to Advent!  I am Pastor Elaine and I have been serving here since December 2017.  I have described my path to ordained ministry as a long and winding road.  I felt called to this work from a very early age.  However, I fought the call for many many years.  I had things I wanted to do.  So I got my B.A, my M.A & a Phd!  But one day when I was working on my thesis I realized I could not fight this any longer. God has a way of bringing you around!  I completed my PhD and headed to Divinity school.  I was a candidate for ordination in the Anglican Church.  Along the way I had 2 daughters and became a full time mom.  I also realized that I was much more at home in the Lutheran Church. 

It took me quite awhile to realize that I would not lose myself in responding to God’s call (my big fear).  I discovered that in saying YES to God I am fully myself.  I find great joy in the work that I do.  

I pray that you will find what you are seeking.  I pray that you will say YES to God. There is tremendous freedom in saying Yes. We are all called to very different things and paths.  But maybe you will find a place here that feels comfortable and fits.  


  Search me out, O God, And know my heart;

Try me And know my restless thoughts.  (Psalm 139 v23)

I believe that we are all children of God.  That we are all beloved and are perfectly made.  I believe in the great commandment - to love God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength and to love your neighbour as yourself.  I believe that we do not have to do anything to “win” God’s love.  We already have it.  God’s grace is a gift freely given.  We just have to say yes and accept the gift.



Pastor Elaine

“All will be well and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.” - Julian of Norwich

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