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Pastor Laurie A. Jones - Lead Pastor

As a life-long Lutheran, Laurie grew up in Southern California, the third of four children born to
Esther & Otis Jones. Shaped by her family of origin and her family of faith, she was mentored by 
Sunday school teachers and youth leaders to lay leaders and pastors. After
completing her under-
graduate degree and spending several years in Santa Fe, NM actively involved
in a new mission
start—Lutheran Church of the Servant—and after having been both nagged and
encouraged by her
beloved friends and mentors, Isa and Pastor Jay Spoonheim, she began a new
adventure by heading
off to St. Paul, MN to attend Luther Seminary. Upon graduating from Luther
with an MDiv degree in
May, 1997, she was ordained at Holy Redeemer in Bellflower, CA on June 15, 1997 and began her
first call at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown, SD. 
From 2000-2016 she served
alongside, Pastor Erik Wilson Weiberg, at Ballard First Lutheran in Seattle before finding a new
home among the saints of Central Lutheran where she has served since October, 2016.    

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