From the desk of Interim Pastor Sally Padgett

October 2022

Pastor Sally Padgett

Pastor Sally Padgett is a native of Columbus, Ohio. She did her undergraduate work at North Carolina State University where she received a degree in Communication/Public Relations. After graduation from North Carolina State University she stayed in Raleigh, NC where she met her husband Michael, worked in electronic sales, and had two children.

After the birth of her children, Sally and Michael moved back to Columbus. Pastor Sally started seminary in 2000 - going part time to learn more about her faith - never dreaming she would become a pastor. After completing an 18-month long internship at First English Lutheran Church she fell in love with ministry. She completed her seminary work and graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 2013.

After ordination in 2013 she went back to First English Lutheran Church and served as the associate pastor. In 2016, upon the retirement of the Senior Pastor, Pastor Sally took over as the lead pastor and served faithfully until this year when she moved to Texas to be near her daughter who is doing her residence at Baylor Scott & White and in order to be "Grammy" to her seven month old granddaughter, Lyra.