We are excited to welcome our new Pastor, Mary Avizenis to Lewis Chapel.

While a formal celebration will have to wait because of social distancing, it does not curb our excitement at Pastor Mary’s arrival. We are looking forward to her leadership and the opportunity to grow spiritually together. It is our hope that the friends and memories she makes here are as treasured as the ones she has made in her previous appointments. We are so glad she has chosen to come to us and look forward to the weeks ahead.

Pastor Mary is no stranger to rural churches having grown up in a farming community. She declares herself to be a country girl through and through. With a background in pastoring rural congregations she is a perfect fit for Lewis Chapel. A retired clergy person, she has felt the call to return to active ministry, first in the Leslie, Missouri area, and now at Lewis Chapel. While she, and husband, Larry, currently live in Washington, they aren’t strangers to the area, having called Eureka home in the past. They both confided that they are looking forward to revisiting their favorite Eureka food joints.

Please pray for Pastor Mary and her family as she begins her ministry at Lewis Memorial Chapel during such exceptional times.