The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Canon Lauren Holder

The Rev. Lauren Holder joined the Cathedral staff in January of 2018. Lauren had previously served as Priest and Senior Program Officer of Community Engagement at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City before moving to Atlanta to be the Associate Rector of Outreach and Pastoral Care at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Lauren grew up in Lexington, Virginia. She attended Washington & Lee University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics with a concentration in Environmental Studies. After working in education, government, and missionary fields, Lauren earned graduate degrees from St. John’s College and The General Theological Seminary.

Having previously served as Canon for Outreach and Congregational Life, Lauren currently serves as Canon for Community and Education. She is deeply committed to building community—both within and beyond the Cathedral parish. Lauren is active in the Diocese of Atlanta as a Deputy to General Convention, a current member of the Executive Board and a former member of the Standing Committee. In the broader community, Lauren is a founding board member of The Boyce L. Ansley School and has served on the boards of Ahava Early Learning Center, Crossroads Community Ministries and Buckhead Community Ministries.

Lauren lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jay, and their two children, Charlie and Lucy Rae.

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