Lauren serves alongside people of all ages at First UCC. Her role encompasses congregational care, faith formation for children, youth, and adults, Our Whole Lives (OWL), worship leadership, and preaching. Lauren works to support continued growth in God’s people at every stage of life, developing relationships and building community in the congregation and in the wider community. Lauren is a graduate of St. Olaf College and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Prior to working at First UCC, she served congregations in Minnesota and was an Education Director and a Unit Director at a Boys and Girls Club. Lauren is married to a Lutheran (ELCA) pastor. They have two children, and a circus of pets that include two wily cats and a turbocharged dog.
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