Staff of Church and Preschool

              The Rev. Marjorie J. Neal



Called to assist in our transition time here at Lutheran Church of the Palms in June of 2018, our Pastor received her Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg and a Masters of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia and has received certification for Interim Ministry.  She received her under-graduate degree in psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Prior to attending seminary, Pastor Neal lived in Northern Virginia for twenty years.  While residing in Virginia, she had been employed by the Navy Department for Officers’ Promotions and Retirements; Foreign Military Sales; and then last worked for the law firm of Szabo, Quinto, Zelnick, and Erickson, P.C.

Some of Pastor Neal’s interests in pastoral care and spirituality have led her to become trained as a Labyrinth Facilitator, receive certification in administering the Prepare/Enrich Program, teaching the PAIRs Programs, Relationship Enhancement Program, as well as offering spiritual direction and meditation classes.  She is also experienced in designing and facilitating retreats for confirmands, women, men, and church councils.

Pastor Neal is remarried and her husband, Jim Neal, is currently serving as a supply pastor for local Lutheran and UCC churches.  Between the two of them they have five children, ranging in age from twenty-nine to forty.  Pastor Neal and Jim are currently residents of Hudson, Florida.

Synod Parish Deacons: Bruce Anderson, Donna Barabba, Christopher Gustafson


Music Minister / Linda Lund:
Communications Coordinator /
Kathleen Proefke:
Preschool /
Sandy White:

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