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Leah Knight BretonPastor for Student Ministry, Lexington Campusoffice: (781) 862-8351 x firstname.lastname@example.org
What are your responsibilities here at Grace Chapel?
I have the privilege of serving as the Student Ministry Pastor at the Lexington Campus. This means I serve students and families grade 6-12 alongside our amazing High School Pastor and Middle School Director.
What did you do before coming to Grace?
I have been serving at Grace Chapel since 2006. I was a student at Gordon College pursuing a bachelors degree in Youth Ministries and Biblical & Theological Studies when I began volunteering in the high school ministry. From there I went on to receive a Masters of Arts in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. During this time, in 2010, I came on staff as the High School Ministry Assistant at Grace, and in 2013 I began serving as the Pastor of High School Ministries. I am midway through a second masters degree at GCTS, a Masters of Arts in Counseling and I also have had the joy of serving as an adjunct professor at Gordon College in the Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry department since 2011.
I have a personal knack for questioning everything. I think that’s why I love working with students so much - they aren’t afraid to ask great questions about things that matter most. I came to know Jesus in the 10th grade at a church in Pembroke, MA and that changed the trajectory and purpose of my life forever. I have a great longing to experience more freedom and joy in Christ and I desire that for young people today.
I was born and raised in coastal Massachusetts, so I love the beach, Boston sports teams and the great city of bean-town. I am also known for my slight addiction to dark coffee and green smoothies. I also love reading books about theology and catching up on the latest reality show I’m into (no judgment please). I live on the north shore with my husband Andrew and our growing family of one cat (Harley) and one dog (Simba).
Favorite Bible verse John 6:66-69