Pastor Jason Tabor
Jason and his wife Lauren are both natives of Indiana: Jason comes from Indianapolis, and Lauren from Evansville in southern Indiana. They met at Hanover College, also in Indiana, where Jason studied Theology and Psychology. Lauren studied Mathematics and Computer Science. Lauren and Jason were married in April 2012, shortly after Jason started at the seminary. Since that time, Lauren has worked at MasterCard, in the Information Security division along with other positions. She recently completed a master’s degree in Data Analytics and will be looking to put those skills to use in the near future. In their spare time, Lauren and Jason enjoy playing racquetball, watching movies, and playing board or card games. They are also avid Indianapolis Colts fans (Jason more than Lauren). In sports news more relevant to NYC, their baseball loyalties are currently undecided.
Ms. Amanda Husberg received her B.S. in Education in 1962, from Concordia Teachers College, in Seward, Nebraska where she majored in Organ, studying with Jan Bender.
Ms. Husberg is a prolific composer. She has several choral pieces and over 190 hymn tunes published in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the U.K, and China. Her hymns are in hymnals and supplements published by a variety of publishers and denominations, including the popular Methodist supplement, The Faith We Sing. Her most popular tune, Jennings-Houston is now published in six different hymnals and supplements. Several hymn tunes and a setting of the Kyrie from one her two liturgical masses are included in the current LCMS' hymnal, The Lutheran Service Book..
Ms. June Braun received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Studies from Concordia College, Bronxville NY in 1996. She was commissioned in the Atlantic District Lay Diaconate Program in 2006. Between 2005-2008 Ms Braun received training in Clinical Pastoral Education through the Lutheran Services New York Alliance of NY.
As a college student Ms. Braun began serving the Lutheran Church of St. John the as a parish worker. Later, she worked at Lutheran World Relief both in NYC and in Baltimore MD as a development officer. Since 2011, she has been employed by Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn NY as a staff chaplain.