Rev. Dr. Mary Lautensleger
I was born and raised in Lenoir, NC, but spent over half my life in Ohio where I attended college. Married to Richard 40 years this July, we have two living children and three grandchildren residing in Colorado, Ohio, and Connecticut. Richard and I moved to NC after his early retirement as a civil engineer.
My first career was as a band director in the public schools of Ohio. At age 18 I had moved to Cincinnati to attend one of the nation’s finest music schools. It was there that I began organ lessons and fell in love with the instrument.
For many years after that, I was employed by churches as a lay professional in various denominations. I was organist, choir director, hand bell director, director of Christian education, and administrative assistant - but not all at once.