Pastor Lori Wagner

Pastor Lori has been pastor at Salem UMC since July 2017. Before that she was pastor at Prospect UMC and Old Union UMC, and most recently spent three years in ministry in Seattle, WA before returning to her Pennsylvania home.

She loves the scriptures and enjoys teaching Bible studies at Salem, teaching in the Pastor’s Course of Study for Wesley Seminary, and guiding fellow pastors and colleagues as a Faculty Advisor for the DMin in Semiotics and Future Studies at Portland Seminary in Oregon.

She is a weekly sermon contributor for  and author of the new, innovative Story Lectionary, as well as Bible studies, novels, and non-fiction. Her work in progress is called “Jesus our Rabbi” co-authored with church theologian Leonard Sweet, to be released next year.

She loves the stories of Jesus, her six grandchildren, and the Springtown community!