Pastor Amanda is thrilled to be serving the community of Faith Lutheran Church and the broader community of East Hartford.
Pastor Amanda grew up attending Immanuel Lutheran Church in her hometown of Attleboro, Massachusetts where she first encountered the wonder of faith. Pastor Amanda attended Wheaton College (Norton, MA) where she majored in International Relations and German Studies. After graduating, Pastor Amanda worked in fundraising and development for a domestic and sexual violence agency before moving across the country to attend Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California (part of the Graduate Theological Union) to follow her call into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. Pastor Amanda is a member of Proclaim, the professional community for Lutheran pastors, rostered lay leaders, candidates, and seminarians who publicly identify as LGBTQ. She loves kids, singing, a good glass of wine and a good laugh. Faith is Pastor Amanda’s first call and she started here in June 2015.