Background and Philosophy

As a second career minister with over a decade 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 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

  • 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

Family Life

LeAnn and her husband Ray have been married for over 20 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, improv, getting her hands dirty in the garden, and reading (or napping!) in her hammock in the woods.

Education

  • 2001 - MDiv, Lexington Theological Seminary, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1996 - MS, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1993 - BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
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