LAMPa Welcomes Pastor Rebecca Horn to Policy Council
LAMPa’s policy council welcomes the Rev. Rebecca Horn as an Allegheny Synod representative. Horn, who serves as a pastor in Centre Hall, is a 2011 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg and is in her third year on Allegheny Synod Council.
Horn grew up in Warrington, Bucks County, the youngest of four, and earned a B.S. in Psychology from Penn State, University Park, before attending seminary. She is no stranger to rural ministry. Her first call was co-pastoring a 5-point parish in Eastern North Dakota Synod, one hour west of Grand Forks, where she and her husband and first child lived in a town of 783 people. They moved back to Pennsylvania to accept calls in the Bloomsburg/Danville area before moving to State College.
Today, she is a mother of four, herself. “I have four children, three cats, two dogs, one hamster, and a very generous husband who puts up with the menagerie,” Horn said.
Looking forward to her time on policy council, Horn described her call to the minstry of advocacy.
“In Luke 1:53, Mary says, ‘[God] has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.’ In my calling I hope to follow God’s word in filling the hungry with good things, of working towards justice, equity, and the realization of God’s love given for all. I am particularly passionate about LGBTQIA+ advocacy and believe as we work together for the betterment of all, each person’s life can be changed for the good.”
“I look forward to serving with Pastor Horn as she lifts the needs of neighbors in her region and beyond, as well as sharing the vibrant ministry happening in Allegheny Synod,” said LAMPa Director Tracey DePasquale. Horn joins Susan Barclay in representing the synod on LAMPa’s policy council.