Welcome Lauren Whitfield

Join Us in Thanking
Our Summer Intern from Princeton Theological Seminary,

Lauren Whitfield



       Lauren made many positive contributions to Lehman this summer. She preached at both the English and Spanish Services, assisted Pastor Luky with Community Ministry in Warrington, led our combined Lehman Church and Casa del Pueblo Summer Youth Group, and made Hospital Visits with Pastor Nancy. Lauren contributed to staff meetings, prayer meetings, our Open House, and One United Worship Service. She also facilitated an Historic Methodist Walking Tour in Philadelphia. Lauren shared the following pictures and thoughts about the day:

"Thank you all for your excitement and support as this was a desire in my heart to take the youth on this important tour. The van was full, with equal participation from Casa del Pueblo and Lehman. We had wonderful tours at both Saint George's and Mother Bethel. Pastor Mark Salvacion of Saint George's sat with us for about 20 minutes giving us the history of the church from it’s beginning to today, and why knowing our history as Methodists is relevant. We also were given a tour of the museum by Mona, a staff member. At Mother Bethel we had an amazing tour guide, Sharon, who guided us through the church, the museum, and shared very interesting history with us. She is a former school teacher and engaged the youth to actively participate. Special thanks to Brad for driving the van, David for translating the parental forms into Spanish, and to Pastor Luky and Pastor Bill. Many blessings!! It has been a joy for me this summer working with all of you."




      It has been a genuine pleasure to have Lauren with us, and we are grateful for her faith, service, and spirit. Sunday, August 19 will be her last day with Lehman. We pray Lauren will continue to be blessed with guidance, love, and peace as she continues to serve the Lord and others. 


More about Lauren Whitfield...

      Lauren graduated with honors from Eastern University with a dual degree in Missions and Anthropology. Before seminary she served for seven years in full-time ministry as an intercessory missionary with the International House of Prayer (IHOP). Lauren Whitfield is a Washington, DC native who now calls Philadelphia home. She has spent the last decade working for mission organizations. A student of cultures, Lauren has studied and worked in Panama, various parts of Mexico, Bolivia, Thailand, Peru, Argentina, and Brazil. 

      She is in her last year as a Master of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary and her first year as a Master of Social Work student at Rutgers University. Having been drawn to Methodism over the last few years, Lauren recently joined the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is currently pursuing ordination in the AME Church. When not working or in school you can find Lauren outdoors, trying a new recipe, or enjoying a good audio book—usually comedy or a good memoir. She is happily married to her husband, Omar, who is a safety engineer.