Background and Philosophy
As a second career minister with over 20 years of serving in leadership in four different congregations, Pastor LeAnn brings a unique perspective of the church in the world. Originally trained as a manufacturing systems engineer, she learned the importance of empowering those at all levels of an organization to live fully into their giftedness. As a wife and mother, LeAnn brings a special awareness of the joys and challenges of living in an intimate community. As a pastor, she embraces the calling of one who strives to proclaim the gospel in word and in deed, with a life grounded in prayer and scripture.
Current Presbytery Work
Co-Leader of the NCP Coaching Network, and active leadership coach for church leaders and sessions
Member/Former Chair of the Transformation Team of the Church Development Committee of NCP (National Capital Presbytery)
Trained interpreter for the Church Assessment Tool for Holy Cow!
Listening Team Conveener, working with the Committee on Ministry of NCP
LeAnn and her husband Ray have been married for over 25 years, and are the proud parents three sons, Alex, Aaron, and Isaac.
LeAnn and Ray are both from central Kentucky, and met in college at the University of Kentucky where she was studying to be an engineer. Early in their marriage they served the church as youth leaders, which led her to a call to ministry and Ray to a call as a high school teacher. Ray currently works as a physics teacher at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville.
In her free time, LeAnn enjoys working with a number of different fiber arts (knitting, crochet, cross stitch, etc.), playing games with Ray and their friends, working puzzles, improv, getting her hands dirty in the garden, and reading (or napping!) in her hammock in the woods.
2017 - ICF Certified Leadership Coach Training
2005 - Shalem Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Residency Program
2001 - MDiv, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky
2000 - CPE with Hospice of the Bluegrass
1996 - MS, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
1993 - BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky