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Pastor Wendy Poch
Pastor Wendy was born in Libertyville, IL, grew up on an apple orchard, and lived in both northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin before moving to Parker, Colorado in 2008. While she now calls Colorado home, and will root for both the Rockies and the Broncos, she remains a loyal fan of the Chicago Cubs (and Chicago-style pizza, too!). She is a cradle Lutheran who took a journey through the LCA, ELCA, LCMS and is now home in her much beloved LCMC. She has been a member of Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church since 2011.
Pastor Wendy graduated from Badger High School in Lake Geneva, WI in 1991. She attended Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater as a music education major before marrying her husband Glenn in 1994. After homeschooling her now adult children (Tiffany and Dylan) for 15 years, she earned her BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State University in 2017.
While simultaneously finishing her BA, Pastor Wendy also began her seminary journey at the Institute of Lutheran Theology (www.ilt.edu) in the fall of 2016. At this time, after four years of service as our youth leader, she also began serving the congregation as our pastoral intern. Pastor Wendy also served as a volunteer chaplain for the NICU at Parker Adventist Hospital from 2017-2018. In February of 2019, Spirit of Hope commissioned and called Wendy as our Associate Pastor on an LCMC contract call. In May of 2020, she graduated with her Masters of Divinity (MDiv.), was ordained at Spirit of Hope, and is now a fully certified pastor for Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (www.lcmc.net).
On June 28, 2020 Spirit of Hope called Pastor Wendy to enter into a pastoral succession and On May 1, 2021 Pastor Wendy became the solo pastor of our congregation.
Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will act”.
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