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Pastor

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Pastor Joel Langholz

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Pastor Joel spent much of his youth on the beach in Florida but has called Washington home for over 20 years. He holds an M.Div from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California.  Joel has been spiritually shaped by the writings of theologian Paul Tillich as well as the music of U2 and Radiohead.  When he is not involved in ministry, he loves spending time with his wife Becky and their two children. He enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spinning records. Prior to his ordination in the ELCA , Pastor Joel worked in a number of capacities, including as a Studio Assistant for glass artist Dale Chihuly, as a wilderness contractor in the Glacier Peak Wilderness, and as a cook. In addition to serving as Campus Pastor for LCM at WWU, Joel serves as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on the south side of Bellingham.

Student Coordinators

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McKenzie Goff

(she/her/hers)

McKenzie is a recent graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Communication Studies and Psychology. She has always loved religious studies. Specifically, she has a passion for  working to make room for other lgbtqia+ people in church spaces, previously co-leading Western's former queer Christian club. In her free time you can find her listening to one of her many favorite podcasts, creating art, or dragging people into a conversation about one of her favorite podcasts. 

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Megan Bruce

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Megan is currently in the Master's in Teaching program at WWU. She graduated from Western last year with a degree in English and Philosophy. Originally from Texas, she worked for several years as a counselor at her home church's summer camp. But little do they know that when she was in Sunday School in 3rd grade she cheated on her Books of the Bible test. In her free time, you can probably find her studying in various coffee shops around town (no longer cheating).