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Meet The Staff

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Rev. Carla Thompson Powell, pastor

Educational Background
1996 Ordained, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
1996 Master of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
1991 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

Pastoral Background

My pastoral career has been varied and diverse – including many different types of settings and communities. Familiar themes include justice ministries, children/youth/family, outreach, online and in person Bible studies. I enjoy conversations about faith in daily life, innovative worship, and new ways to pray. At United in Faith, I especially enjoy the intergenerational connections I observe in congregational life. I appreciate UIF’s openness and willingness to try new things. I live in a Northwest suburb with my spouse (also an ELCA pastor) and three young adult children. My hobbies include Broadway musicals, amusement parks, cooking, and movies. I enjoy reading, but never find enough time to devote to books (it’s even hard to keep up with my magazine reading). 

Jeanne, Church Administrator 

Jeanne smiles at you both in person and over the phone. She is the one behind the pleasant voice that greets you whenever you contact our church office. She has served as United in Faith's church administrator for many years. Her past experience includes 18 years of ELCA church experience and is a certified paralegal.

Please feel free to contact her during her office hours at (773)-283-2326 or with questions or suggestions.


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