Thanks for getting to know us here and learning more about St. Charles. As you scroll through the pages of our website, I hope you will get to know our intellectually curious, utterly passionate, dynamically committed church. We take seriously our call to love neighbors and welcome all, and I want you to know that invitation is for you, particularly if you have felt UNwelcomed by other congregations. We can be as surprising as the city we call home, and we delight in welcoming folks from all faith traditions, socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, and all other identifiers. It is an honor to pastor this community of faith, and I would love for you to join us one Sunday for worship and then for a lingering conversation over a really good cup of coffee.

I am a Gulf Coast native and have served as pastor of St. Charles since 2013. Before settling in New Orleans, my husband, Nathan, and I lived in Richmond, Virginia, for a decade with our son and daughter. Nathan works for the good of the city through the Preservation Resource Center. When we’re not working, you will likely find us enjoying our growing kids or tackling any number of projects in our mid-century modern house. We are delighted to call New Orleans home and raise our family in this magical place.

Grace + Peace,

Rev. Elizabeth Mangham Lott

Churches should be the most honest place in town, not the happiest place in town.
— Walter Brueggemann