The Rev. Jodi Houge, pastor of Humble Walk Lutheran Church, Saint Paul, Minn., will preach at the opening worship service at Women of the ELCA’s Tenth Triennial Convention, July 11, 2017. The convention is being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center just before the Tenth Triennial Gathering.
Pastor Jodi was raised by North Dakota potato growers, and so, she enjoys watching things grow. In 2008, Pastor Jodi started Humble Walk Lutheran Church in a coffee shop during her final year of seminary.
She said she “has been running to catch up with where this community leads me ever since.”
The church provides stories of hope every day, she said.
“Humble Walk is filled with people on the last train out of Christianity, people who have decided to give it one more go,” Pastor Jodi said.
She spends a good deal of time drinking coffee and observing life in the West End of Saint Paul, Minn., where she lives with her husband and two children. Her friends, she said, describe her as a good eater.