The Rev. Louisa W. UmphresLouisa Preaching


Our Associate Pastor, Louisa W. Umphres, hails from the great state of Texas, where she grew up a “cradle” Presbyterian. Despite her love for the Lone Star State, Louisa has called many a place home and is thrilled now to be in KentuckyShe holds a BA in History from Duke University and Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. 

In her capacity as Associate Pastor, Louisa’s roles within Lakeside run the gamut. Her primary responsibilities relate to helping Lakeside learn, but she believes that all three of Lakeside’s pillars, “Worship, Learn and Serve,” are closely related. What better way to learn than to worship God and to serve Christ and neighbor?

Louisa’s background includes work with Heifer International in Honduras, the Presbyterian United Nations Office in New York City, and Faith in Public Life in Washington, DC. She most recently served as a Pastoral Resident at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania.

Louisa loves good food, is addicted to coffee, enjoys entertaining, plays the cello, and has been known to yodel when the mood is right.  She has a dog named Calvin, a husband named Will, and a baby named Hugh. They all live together in Lakeside Park, Kentucky.

Reach Louisa by email: louisa@lakesidechurch.org