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Rev. Mary M. Brown
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The Rev. Pastor Mary M. Brown serves as Director for Philanthropy and a Web Content & Development Consultant at the interfaith media organization, Odyssey Networks, in Manhattan, NY.

A Lutheran pastor with twenty years of ministry experience, Brown served in two large congregations in Minneapolis, MN, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church and Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley, before taking a pastoral call to serve as Associate Director of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. A member of the creative team that launched the WorkingPreacher.org website, Brown is most proud of her leadership in adding Spanish lectionary commentary to the site.

One of three sisters who are ELCA pastors, Brown deeply appreciates studying the Bible and making practical connections between the Word and world in which we live.

Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, and a master of divinity from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. She shares her time between her home in Eden Prairie, MN, with her husband and daughter, and an apartment in Manhattan where she enjoys Riverside Park on a daily basis.

Blog Entries by Rev. Mary M. Brown

Beyond Traditional and Contemporary: Worship for a Global Church

(12) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Dr. Dirk Lange, associate professor of worship at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., recounts the day as if it were yesterday. He had been invited to provide a keynote address on worship at the Lutheran World Federation Conference in Augsburg, Germany. While his written remarks focused on a...

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The Problem With Preaching

(152) Comments | Posted July 14, 2011 | 9:33 AM

Twenty years ago a retired pastor offered me some advice following my seminary graduation ceremony. "When you get on a plane, never tell the person sitting next to you that you're clergy unless you want to spend your entire flight listening to their personal dilemmas or 'stump the pastor' questions."...

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