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Pastor Julie Reuning-Scherer

Lead Pastor

Pastor Julie hails from the Midwest: born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  Pastor Julie studied religion and music at Oberlin College and Conservatory.  She came to Connecticut to study at Yale Divinity School, receiving her MDiv in 1995. Ordained in Manchester, CT, in 1997, Pastor Julie has served four different parishes in CT and joined St. Matthew as their lead pastor in 2017.

Pastor Julie is a student of yoga and a lover of singing, a low maintenance housekeeper and a potluck foodie, a proud mother of two young adults, and a passionate voice for connecting faith, daily life, and scripture.

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