Spiritual Leader. Friend.
It is Pastor Mary's combination of formal education and informal style that makes Pastor Mary such a perfect fit for the congregation at RLC. As a whole, our RLC family is very steeped in the rich traditions of the Lutheran Church (ELCA), yet we express these feelings through an atmosphere of joy and celebration of God's infinite grace.
Pastor Mary, through her belief in the traditions of the church and her innovative methods of incorporating dance and music into worship, has built an ongoing spirit and exuberance with the RLC family. Her experience and personal commitments mirror RLC's vision of worship, nurture and outreach. Since 2003, Pastor Mary's spiritual leadership has helped us live our vision today and will continue to do so in the future.
Pastor Mary's background is made up of a variety of educational and professional experiences. Pastor Mary holds a Master of Divinity, a Master of Theology, and a Doctor of Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Her undergraduate work includes a B.A. from Valparaiso University. Prior to joining RLC, Pastor Mary was an Interim Pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran, Menomonee Falls and an Associate Pastor at St. Andrew's Lutheran, Racine, Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church, Racine and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chicago.
Today, it is the Resurrection Lutheran family that benefits from Pastor Mary's years of experience and her distinctive combination of commitment to the Lutheran heritage and her innovative approach to weekly worship. We invite you to visit RLC and experience first-hand the energy and vitality that Pastor Mary brings to her ministry. Services are held each Sunday at 9:15 AM. For a personal call, please call Pastor Mary at 262-786-8880 or Email her here.
About Pastor Mary's Name:
Even Pastor Mary's chosen last name, Ubuntu, speaks to her unique spiritual vision and commitment. Ubuntu is a South African ethic or ideology focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other. The word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu is seen as a traditional African concept. Ubuntu is pronounced "oo-BOON-too". A rough translation in English could be "humanity towards others." Another translation would be: "The belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity."