In 1976, Augustana installed the first female pastor in Nebraska—Lora Gross. She served as associate pastor to the Reverend Vic Schoonover. Since then, Augustana has had four other women pastors. Our current pastor is the Reverend Jan Peterson.
As a progressive congregation, Augustana is concerned with its neighborhood. In the 1970s, Augustana began a ministry called Project Embrace. This summer program for children is offered for six weeks in June and July and offers activities such as crafts, music, computer instruction, and field trips, all within a Christian environment.
Augustana is indeed a community of progressive thinkers, and we welcome you to join us. Located in the heart of Midtown Omaha, we’re in the city for good!