Pastor Julie McCain
Pastor Julie is a Southern California native who went to CLU and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, and moved back in 2018. She served for 4 years in Marshall, MN, and is enjoying thawing out from the cold! She is Ascension’s Children, Youth, and Family Pastor, and appreciates the chance to equip families to do faith together. Pastor Julie is tasked with intentionally re-thinking our children, youth, and family programs. Most of all, she enjoys learning a person’s story and really getting to know them, and she would love to get to know you over coffee (or tea!); if you’re a parent wondering if Ascension is the right place for your family, why not take her up on that offer? Pastor Julie has fun teaching confirmation and connecting with children, youth, and families of all ages. She has also lived in Seattle, Washington, Anchorage, Alaska, and in Chiang Mai, Thailand and loves all things multicultural, as well as gardening, reading, and hiking. Pastor Julie is eternally grateful to CLU, as she met her husband Brannon while they were high school students attending a synod event there. She values authenticity and appreciates Ascension for carving out space where we can all be real about our struggles and our faith, and do faith together.