Amanda began serving as the Senior Minister for FCC Louisville in January 2022. She was born and raised in Louisville and loved into faith at Edenside Christian Church. She graduated Kenyon College with a B.A. in English and poetry, and received her M.Div from Lexington Theological Seminary. She was given the Robert and Linda Cueni Homiletics Award award in 2005 and was selected for the first cohort for the Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program funded by the Lily Foundation in 2009. She served on the Regional Board for Indiana twice, most recently as the Chair of the Stewardship Commission. She starts here after seventeen years serving first as an associate and then senior minister at FCC Jeffersonville. She enjoys creative worship design and how we can make church both meaningful and fun. Church should be a place where everyone is welcome and no one is perfect!
Amanda is married to Mark, the co-director of the Thomas Merton Center found at Bellarmine University. They find great joy sharing with their daughter, Brooke, both their faith traditions, Catholicism and the Disciples of Christ. Amanda and Mark are serious foodies, they are always taking restaurant recommendations, which is why she walks regularly and does so much yoga. They have two cats, Jasmine and Charlotte.