Rev. Dr. Charlene M. Rachuy Cox
Pastor Charlene Rachuy Cox is the regular preacher at Candlelight on Sunday nights, and she serves as the pastoral advisor for the Peer Ministry team, the student Sacristy Staff, the Candlelight worship team, ACTS, the Christian Ministry Network, and BRO/SIS. She also leads a women’s spiritual discernment group that empowers life reflection through personal storytelling. Influenced by the many and varied people who have crossed her life’s path, Pr. Char believes that everyone has a story, and those stories matter. She is passionately committed to finding creative ways for the gospel narrative to be woven into and throughout the stories of our lives. Pr. Char is the parent of two daughters, Torie, a sophomore in college, and Elianna, a senior in high school. She loves walking with her giant schnoodle, Ari, and her Bichon/poodle, Bob, and she especially enjoys memoirs and historical fiction.
Doctor of Ministry, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
S.T.M., The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
M.Div., Luther Seminary
B.A., Augustana College, Sioux Falls