The. Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold

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The Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold comes to the Metro Synod Office with a myriad of experiences and gifts as the new Assistant to the Bishop for Candidacy and Mobility and Chief of Staff. She most recently served at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean, Virginia as their Deacon before being called as their Associate Pastor. In addition, she served as the Metro DC Candidacy Chairperson and is a Metro DC Coach and an ELCA Level II Coach.

Pastor Erin Swenson-Reinhold has a strong passion for the formation of people and completed her Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis on Leadership and Spiritual Formation. She enjoys conducting workshops and retreats for church workers and their families and is a trainer for Prepare/Enrich facilitators. Pastor Erin Swenson-Reinhold isa Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas and focused her counseling practice on the well-being of church workers and their families.

Pastor Erin Swenson-Reinhold feels honored to accept this call and is excited to focus her energy on walking with those in discernment whether in candidacy or congregations and rostered leaders as they discern the invitations God is placing on their lives.