The History of Concordia
Reverend Claire Douglass
Welcome to Concordia UMC. I’m Pastor Claire Douglass. Prior to coming to Concordia in 2019, I served as the pastor at Our Savior’s United Methodist Church in Mondovi, WI and Gilmanton United Methodist Church in Gilmanton, WI. Previous to this, I completed my Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Prescott College in Environmental Studies: Earth Science. I am a native Wisconsinite. Although I lived in several different places throughout my childhood, my family currently lives near a small town south of Madison called Albany. Yes, that makes me both a Packers and Badgers fan.
I took a long route through college and seminary living in many different places in my young adulthood including Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and New York. During seminary, I served as the Youth Director and Seminary Intern at Newtown United Methodist Church in Newtown, Pennsylvania. I also spent a summer working as a Chaplain in Glacier National Park and four summers as a staff member at Pine Lake United Methodist Camp and Retreat Center in Westfield, Wisconsin. I also served two terms in AmeriCorps working with elementary and middle school aged students. Some of my favorite hobbies include backpacking and hiking. My husband, Kory Douglass, is a deacon serving Bashford United Methodist Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Together we have a golden retriever puppy named Hero.
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