Lauren McElhaney

Hospitality + Communications Coordinator

After high school, Lauren studied graphic design at the University of Missouri, served for a year with Cru in Greece, and returned to Missouri where she graduated with a degree in Cross-Cultural Ministry from Central Christian College of the Bible. With a hodge-podge of passions including creating spaces where people feel known and loved, missions, good design, and helping people tell their stories, she landed here at Redeemer in the summer of 2017, taking the role of Hospitality and Communications Assistant.

Spend any amount of time with her, and you’ll quickly find out that Lauren loves Indianapolis, from biking the Cultural Trail and exploring her neighborhood, to checking out the local eats and hitting up as many local festivals as she possibly can. One thing that attracted her most to Redeemer was its desire to love the city through the arts and reach out through church planting, a combination that was as new to her as it was energizing.