Pastor Lauren Kirsh-Carr - Community Life and Administration
Pastor Lauren Kirsh-Carr was born and raised in Ann Arbor. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1993 with a BA in Psychology. Learn more.
In 1998 she graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with a Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in March of 1999. She and Pastor Bill met and married during seminary. They both served their first congregations on Staten Island, in New York City. In 2002, they moved to Bloomfield Hills so Pastor Lauren could take the call as Pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church.
Pastor Lauren also serves on the staff of the Southeast Michigan Synod as the Director for Synod Life and in her free time enjoys running, playing her bass clarinet and taking her kids to various sports activities. Pastor Lauren works primarily with Community Life and Administration at St. John. Contact Pastor Lauren at email@example.com.
Pastor Bill Kirsh-Carr - Spiritual Life and Education
Pastor Bill Kirsh-Carr was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus, Nebraska. Learn more.
He attended Columbus (Neb.) High School, Creighton University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He first met Pastor Lauren when he was the teaching assistant in her Early and Medieval Church History course in seminary!
Following his ordination, Pastor Bill served calls in congregations in the Southeast Michigan and Metropolitan New York Synods. Pastor Bill's ministry is primarily in the areas of Christian Education, Pastoral Care, Stewardship and Worship. In the past few years, he has also organized the young adults for service trips to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where they have worked with Heartline Ministries, assisting them in their efforts to provide care for young mothers.
In 2009, Pastors Lauren and Bill were called as Co-Pastors of St. John. They live in Southfield with their three children, Dylan, Caroline and Nicholas, and a big dog named Bubba. Contact Pastor Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.