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 (2003). She later earned a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College (2006), and then a Master of Divinity at The General Theological Seminary (2014).
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 current member of the Executive Board and a former member of the Standing Committee. In the broader community, Lauren is a board member of The Boyce L. Ansley School and Ahava Early Learning Center. She has also served on the boards of Crossroads Community Ministries and Buckhead Community Ministries.
Lauren lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jason, and their two children, Charles and Lucy Rae.