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MEET THE PASTOR
 

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Pastor's Pen

Rev. Lea Walker-Clark, MA, M.Div.

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Rev. Lea Walker-Clark is a beacon of hope and guidance at St. John-San Juan Lutheran Church. With over 20 years of experience in counseling families and individuals, she has devoted her life to uplifting and empowering those affected by domestic violence and substance abuse.

 

Her deep commitment to restoring peace, fostering recovery, and improving the quality of life for women, children, and families shines through in her pastoral work and community involvement.

 

Rev. Walker-Clark's journey in ministry is marked by a profound understanding of the complexities surrounding domestic and interpersonal violence. Seeing the remedying of these issues as her God-given vocation, she brings not only extensive professional expertise but also a compassionate heart to her pastoral role.

 

Her approach is deeply rooted in the belief that spiritual leadership should be proactive in advocating for victims of family and intimate partner violence, addressing the traumatic consequences these individuals face.

At St. John-San Juan Lutheran Church, Pastor Walker-Clark is a pillar of strength and an advocate for inclusivity. Her vision is to see the church grow as a united, bilingual family, where the barriers of language and culture are bridged through faith and understanding. She believes in creating a church environment where every member, regardless of background, feels seen, heard, and supported in their spiritual journey and life challenges.

Her goals extend beyond the walls of the church, aiming to inspire and equip other clergy and spiritual leaders to take a stand towards a more inclusive community. Pastor Walker-Clark's leadership is not just about preaching from the pulpit but about actively engaging in community transformation and healing. Under her guidance, St. John-San Juan Lutheran Church is not just a place of worship, but a sanctuary of hope, healing, and empowerment for all.

Pastor's Pen                 Thoughtful Spiritual Commentary

Nov 2023 

Dec 2023

January 2024

Message from Pastor Rev. Lea Walker-Clark:

"Dear beloved congregation, remember that in every challenge, we are never alone. As Isaiah 41:10 says, 'So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.' Let us find strength in knowing that God is always with us, guiding and uplifting us through every moment of our lives."

Message from Pastor Rev. Lea Walker-Clark:

"In times of uncertainty, let us hold fast to the words of Philippians 4:13: 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' This powerful verse reminds us of the limitless strength we possess when we lean on our faith. Together, as a church family, we can overcome any obstacle, anchored in Christ's love and strength."

Message from Pastor Rev. Lea Walker-Clark:

"As we journey through our days, let’s embrace the wisdom of Proverbs 3:5-6, 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.' In our pursuit of peace and understanding, let us continuously seek God's guidance, trusting that He will direct our paths toward His divine purpose for our lives and our community."

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