Pastor Carrie Lewis La Plante grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and she is a Husker through and through. Most people are able to forgive her for this sin on this side of the state. Her passions in ministry are finding ways to pass the faith from one generation to the next and meeting the needs of people both within the congregation and beyond. She enjoys meeting new people and welcoming them to worship with us. She is married to Scott, who is a special education teacher in the Davenport Community School District, and they have two daughters, Abigail (11) and Madelyn (9).
Pastor Carrie received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in German and Bachelor of Science in mathematics with a minor in applied statistics from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1997. Her first career was as an actuary, working for Allstate Insurance Company in Northbrook, Illinois, from 1997 to 2000. She graduated in 2004 from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with her Master of Divinity with a biblical emphasis and again in 2015 with her Doctor of Ministry in Preaching. Her D.Min. thesis is entitled “Preaching with the Whole Congregation: Inviting Children and Youth without Losing the Adults,” and she seeks to preach in ways that will connect with people of all ages in worship.
Prior to serving as Senior Pastor at Faith, Pastor Carrie served as Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Indianola, Iowa, from 2007 to 2016, and as Pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Newton, Iowa, from 2005 to 2007. While in seminary, she served as High School Youth Associate at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, Illinois, and as an on-call chaplain at University of Chicago Hospitals. She has also been published in a book and several journals.
Beyond the congregation, Pastor Carrie serves on the Candidacy Committee of the Southeastern Iowa Synod, as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Lutheran Lakeside Camp, Spirit Lake, Iowa, and as a member of the North Scott Clergy Group. Beyond church activities, Pastor Carrie participates with the Edward White Elementary School PTA, helps behind the scenes with the children’s choruses for the spring musicals at North Scott High School, enjoys spending time with her family at a variety of community and school events, and provides shuttle service for her daughters to their numerous activities.
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