Pastor Peggy is the Pastor here at HCLC. She started in January 2022. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and because of a shared communion between the ELCA Lutheran Church and the UCC church, HCLC was able to call her as their pastor. Pastor Peggy grew up Lutheran and has a deep connection to her faith roots.
She is originally from Wisconsin, where most of her family lives. Her undergrad is from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Gender and Women Studies with a minor in Science. Pastor Peggy graduated from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities with her Master of Divinity in 2017. She then moved to NJ after accepting her first call.After 4 years serving as an Associate Pastor, she is excited to lead at Holy Counselor.
Pastor Peggy and her wife, Lynn were married in June 2021 and welcomed their baby in December of 2022. Outside of work, they enjoy kayaking, hiking, traveling, playing games, reading, and watching TV. They are enjoying all Vernon has to offer and being surrounded by God's creation. She says, "if you see us out and about, don't hesitate to say hi!"