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Pastor Jenn Lucas
Reverend Jennifer Lucas serves as Senior Pastor at Church of the Saviour in Montgomery, Ohio.
Jennifer is an enthusiastic and energetic leader with a propensity for driving growth, and positive change in her church. She is relentless in the pursuit of innovation and has worked to create an impact in every church environment she has been part of. Jennifer, an Ordained Elder, is known for her practical and dynamic preaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. She is most passionate about guiding people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Reverend Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations from Toledo University (go Rockets!) and a Master of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. In 2011, she was selected as one of the top 50 young United Methodist pastors in the U.S. to participate in the Young Pastors’ Network with Pastor Adam Hamilton of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas and Ginghamsburg Pastor Emeritus Mike Slaughter in Tipp City, Ohio.
In 2005, she was appointed as a New Church Start Pastor to Faith Community UMC, charged with building a team and launching a new worshipping congregation. In 2007, Water’s Edge UMC opened its doors in Mason, Ohio, chartering in 2013 and culminating in a thriving community of believers.
Jennifer was appointed to Church of the Saviour in 2014 and since arriving has helped develop and maintain a strong culture of community and discipleship among the congregation. Jennifer has spearheaded several successful multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns, and most recently championed a project on the Church of the Saviour campus that oversaw the launch of the Peace House, a facility dedicated to bringing much needed mental health services to the Cincinnati, Ohio community.
As a mental health advocate herself, Jennifer says on the subject: “Peace House will allow us to address the high level of mental health needs in our community. In addition to counseling services, Peace House will accommodate life groups and support groups that will encompass a vast array of topics including grief, anxiety, and depression. We believe this is the greatest step we can take in helping our church and community members move toward learning, recovery, prevention, and healing. We intend for these groups to be a source of inspiration, hope, and education to all.”
Jennifer is married to Troy, a Physical Therapist, and they have three children, Evan, Carter, and Avery. When she is not at church, you can most often find Jennifer cheering for one of her boys on the side of a swimming pool or cross-country course, singing a new pop song with her songbird daughter, watching University of Michigan sports with her husband or quoting FRIENDS (could we BE anymore excited for the reunion?)
Other appointment includes: First United Methodist, Perrysburg, Ohio (1997-2004).