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Pastor Kari Parsons


The Reverend Kari L. Parsons, Pastor

Pastor Kari was born in San Antonio, TX and grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and graduated with a B.A. in history followed by an M. Div from Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT. Pastor Kari was ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in July of 1998 and called to serve as an Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Woodstock, GA. In 2006, she was called to serve as Associate Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in North Bethesda, MD with a focus in Christian education, youth ministry and social ministry. Pastor Kari began her ministry as the Pastor of Christ the Servant on December 16, 2012. She married Max Parsons in 1999 and they are the proud parents of two children, Owen and Rachel. The family enjoys biking, hiking and cooking together.


President: Pat Andersen
Vice-President: Rob Palmer
Secretary: Marjorie McClain
Treasurer: Chuck Eater
Financial Secretary: Tom Eastlack

Parish Care: Paul Bender
Parish Life: Mike Mayer & Tyler Smith
Outreach: Lorna Pool
Executive team member: Pat Andersen

Learning: Valerie Mayer
Worship: Matt Vandover
Business Administration: Anne Lipe
Executive Team Member: Marjorie McClain

Property: Team
Service: Team
Stewardship: Joann Eastlack
Executive team member: Rob Palmer