Our New Associate Pastor

Rev. Laurie Brandes

Here is a little bit about me- I was born and raised in Columbia, and graduated from the University of South Carolina. I attended Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. I have been married almost 33 years to my husband David and we have two grown sons. David and our oldest son, Mason, work at E. L. Robinson. Mason is getting married on 6/3/23 to his fiancé Jazmyne, who is a history teacher at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia. Our youngest son, Dillon, is a senior at the University of South Carolina, and is a professional karate fighter and teacher. Our home church is Asbury Memorial UMC in Columbia, where I have been a member since I was 4 years old. We have a new addition to the family, a rescue puppy named Oakley. She is a black lab mix, and approximately 7 months old.
I am looking forward to joining you in the wonderful ministries and worship opportunities at LUMC. I hope to meet each of you in the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact me :
My email is: Lgbrandes@umcsc.org
My cell phone is 803 312 5083.