Pastor Aileen Mitchell Lawrimore
Pastor Aileen has been with Ecclesia since August 2018 when she joined the staff as interim pastor. Two months later, the church voted to remove interim from her title, making her Ecclesia's third pastor since its founding in 2004.
In December 2020, Aileen completed her Doctorate of Ministry at Gardner Webb University, School of Divinity, Boiling Springs, NC. She was ordained to the gospel ministry 10 years earlier by First Baptist Church of Asheville, NC.
Aileen and husband Jay married in 1987 and have lived in the Asheville area since 1998. Their family includes daughter Trellace (New York City), son Baker and his wife Addison (Greensboro, NC), daughter Margaret (Raleigh, NC), and two beagles: Isabella and Georgia Peach.
Aileen enjoys reading, writing, and playing banagrams, or any other board game. She blogs regularly at aileenmitchelllawrimore.com