Pastor Wilder Photo

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, and Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. She received her Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. In May of 1989 she married her husband, Rev. Jack A. Wilder, Jr. Ordained August 2, 1991 at Covenant Lutheran Church, Ridgewood, NY, they moved to East Tennessee from upstate N.Y. in 2008. The Wilder’s share their home with their daughter, one cat, one dog,and a guinea pig named Ophelia.  


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