We are eager to welcome and invite you to journey with us “on the road of discipleship” at Upper Dublin Lutheran! Our congregation is a dynamic, down-to-earth, spirit-led group of believers and seekers that, we, pastors, see as our equals and partners ! Our role is to coach, inspire and challenge our community into a deeper , transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. If follows, then, we have an open, entrepreneurial climate, where members are encouraged to develop new ministries and use their gifts, in harmony with our vision and mission. Come and experience our many community and global ministries, before or after you visit our worship services, and feel the warm welcome and joy at UDLC!
Dyan Lawlor, Lead Pastor
Dyan Lawlor came to Upper Dublin Lutheran in November of 2003. She is a mid-westerner, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1984. UDLC is her fourth call, having served over the past 25 years churches in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and in Madison, WI. She has a passion for creatively communicating the gospel, through the arts, social media, drama, music, and film. Her love of youth, and inspiring their leadership, faith and ‘hands-on” involvement in justice and peace projects is evident . Dyan loves teaching, anything that builds relationships expanding our experience of the gospel in other cultures. She has helped begin our growing partnership with Cathedral Church in Tanzania, (since 2005) and travels there every few years bringing along UDLC members.
Keith Anderson, Pastor
Keith Anderson, came to Upper Dublin Lutheran in August of 2012. He earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 2000 and his S.T.M in Lutheran Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2002. Prior to arriving at Upper Dublin, Keith pastored the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn, MA for nine years. Keith is the author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World (Morehouse, 2015) and co-author with Elizabeth Drescher of Click2Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse 2012). Keith employs a wide range of social media to minister on and offline. He speaks regularly with local and national church groups, synods, and other organizations on the practice of digital ministry and the impact of digital culture on face-to-face ministry. He is married to Jennifer, also an HDS graduate. They have four children and a golden retreiver named Charlie.