Peace Lutheran Church of Edgemont
Sunday, May 09, 2021
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Meet the Pastor

Pastor Kara Shaw


Pastor Kara would like to share the following message:


Grace to you and peace from God our           

Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 Roman 1:7


    This greeting from Paul models for us what Christian relationship looks like at its very root.  Every relationship between Christians is founded on the Grace which is given to us in abundance at our baptism where we are welcomed into the Christian family and on the holistic peace (Shalom) that is promised -- in the presence of the Holy Spirit, which is also one of the holy gifts we receive at baptism.                    

   - Pastor Kara Shaw -



Pastor Kara was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. She first expressed an interest in going to Seminary at the tender age of three!  Let that sink in.  It's quite a story.

 Pastor Kara earned a double major in college, in math and secondary education.  She also has a masters degree in Divinity, which she earned at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, W VA - the very one she wanted to attend when she was tiny.

Pastor Kara is married and has 2 daughters.




QUESTION: What is your favorite Scripture? 


PASTOR KARA’S REPLY:  I have a lot of them…It depends on what I am talking about and where I am in my life.  My confirmation verse and the verse which I preached on (at my high school baccalaureate) was Ruth 1: 16-17 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”  


My favorite Psalm is 121: 1-2:   I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.


And our family (Travis, the Girls and I) verse which we used at our wedding, my ordination and use any other special family time, is Romans 8:38-39.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.