Rev. Jennie Ott, Pastor

Rev. Jennie Ott began her pastorate at Lake Oswego UCC in June 2010. With passions for pastoral care, spiritual formation, and nurturing community life, Jennie believes that all of us are called to serve God with our unique gifts and talents. Through worship, fellowship, and service, we listen for the voice of God in our lives and seek to discern God’s call for us as individuals and a congregation.

Originally from the East Coast, Jennie holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary. Prior to LOUCC, she served as the Associate Minister at First Congregational Church of Minnesota, UCC, in Minneapolis as part of the Lilly Endowment’s Transition-into-Ministry Program. Before parish ministry, Jennie worked in fundraising, teaching, and chaplaincy.

An outdoor enthusiast, Jennie loves hiking, camping, biking, and backpacking. When indoors, she enjoys entertaining, cooking, journaling, and watching movies. Jennie lives in Portland with her wife, the Reverend Hilary Martin Himan, who is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and their young sons.