About the Author

DSC_3172A Pilgrim in Augsburg is written by the Rev. Andrew Lewis. Ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pr. Lewis currently serves Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Macon, GA.

I grew up both as a military brat and a pastor’s kid, meaning one thing above all else: we moved. A lot. By the time I graduated high school, I’d lived in Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, two towns in Germany, South Carolina, Georgia (again), and Kansas. I moved back to Georgia for college (UGA) and seminary (Candler School of Theology at Emory). During holidays, I would visit my family in South Korea, Germany, and Texas. After finishing my MDiv, I then moved back to South Carolina for more seminary (Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary) before moving to Minnesota for a few years and settling down back in Georgia.

Growing up as a chaplain’s kid also meant I was exposed to a broadly ecumenical approach to the Church. On a typical Sunday, my family would worship along Protestants of all backgrounds and share the same building with the Roman Catholic community. In seminary, I made the jump from the United Methodist Church to the Lutheran tradition while studying with classmates and professors from an equally broad background. This diverse upbringing has instilled in my a lifelong appreciation for Christian unity amid our diversity.

My passions include liturgy, homiletics, faith formation, and the intersection of theology and culture.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking and trail running, movies and television, cooking, and travelling.