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Pastor Alex Sheppard-Witt
The Rev. Alexis (Alex) Sheppard-Witt was called to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church at the end of November 2018. She is thrilled to be serving this congregation and this community, looking forward to walking together in our journey of faith. Pastor Alex received her MDiv from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies in 2018 and her BA in Religious Studies from the University of Richmond in 2014. Pastor Alex previously served at Paradise Lutheran Church, Paradise PA as a Summer Intern (Summer 2013) and as a co-director of VBS for the next few summers, and as Intern Pastor at United Lutheran, Lincoln NE (2016-2017).
Pastor Alex recently married her partner, Caitlin, who serves the community as a paramedic. They share a home with their beloved pup, Ginger.
Pastor Alex has a deep love and passion for the Scriptures. She enjoys digging deeper into the texts, wrestling with them, like Jacob wrestling with God/ an angel at the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22ff). She enjoys bringing together the world of the text (its context, its language, etc.) and our world to find meaning and to preach Christ. Pastor Alex also developed a passion for digging deeper in areas of gender and sexuality, hoping to foster inclusion for all people.
Pastor Alex enjoys sports (especially tennis, baseball, and college basketball), playing games (card, board, and video games) with family and friends, and ballroom dancing.
OSLC's Office Administrator
Shirley has been our office administrator since 2000, after moving to Williamsburg from Tampa, Florida with her husband, Clay, a retired police officer and renowned poet. Shirley is known for her love of animals (especially sloths!) and for her Christ-centered way of life - both here at OSLC and in the community. She is the week-day face of our congregation and is who you'll see or hear during office hours!
We thank Shirley for her many years of service to OSLC in our office, answering phones, creating bulletins and newsletters, and whatever else that is put on her plate!