2013 Grant Recipient: Rev. Megan Rohrer

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POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS MINISTRY: Welcome, Rev. Megan Rohrer: $1,000   

This grant will enable Welcome to work with Lutheran congregations across the country respond to poverty & homelessness in their communities.  Rev. Megan Rohrer will be working with the ELCA Domestic Hunger Program to create best practices for congregations responding to poverty. 

How will this ELM grant help you in your ministry?

Over the years, grant support from ELM has enabled the Welcome Ministry to take our ministry to the next level.  Ten years ago, in seminary when people told me that it was impossible to be a pastor in the ELCA, ELM supported my candidacy process and gave me scholarships to the annual retreat for pastoral leaders.  Six years ago, ELM grant funds enabled me to become ordained into a full time call.  Three years ago, ELM enabled Pastor Jay Wilson to be ordained and work to enable nearly all of our homeless guests to become housed.  Today, ELM is enabling us to expand our work across the country and to work more closely as a resource to the ELCA and ELCA congregations.  ELM’s grant support has enabled me to mature and grow as a pastor and to become an integral part of the ELCA. 

For more on ELM’s Ministry Grant program go to: https://www.elm.org/elm-grants/