Amy Parry has been a member of Lake Park Lutheran Church for 19 years where she is a co-chair of the steering committee. In her professional role, Amy is program manager at Medical College of Wisconsin focused on overdose and violence prevention. She lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband Jason, two teenage children, Ben and Zach, and temperamental 14-year old dog, Corky.
This article explains the process one ELCA congregation is pursuing in order to become more welcoming to all the neighbors in their community. Reflections by the leaders of the process follow.