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Pastor  Leslie  Wilder

Pastor Wilder was born on Christmas day at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, NY.  She is a graduate of Grover Cleveland High School, Manhattan Community College and Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC.  She received her Master of Divinity from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC.  She was ordained August 2, 1991 at her home church, Covenant Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NY.  In May of 1989 she married her husband, Rev. Jack A. Wilder, Jr.  The Wilder’s share their home with their teenage daughter Ayla, one tiger cat, and an ornery guinea pig named Sam. 


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