Denise Wright became the Director of Spiritual Growth for St. John Lutheran Church in August 2005. Denise was born and raised in Hamlin, NY, a small town on the shores of Lake Ontario.
While in 1st Grade she knew that she wanted to be a Lutheran School Teacher; Denise fulfilled that dream by attending Concordia College in Bronxville, NY, and then teaching for 26 years. During her teaching years, she enjoyed teaching children at a variety of levels from Pre-school to Middle School.
Beginning in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Denise worked with a retreat ministry called ACTS. The weekends of worship, learning, and fellowship brought together many different people from various areas and backgrounds.
Denise’s passion, whether teaching children, planning and leading retreats, or working at St. John, has always been the spiritual nurture of others, helping others to know the love of Jesus in a very real way. One of Denise’s favorite Bible verses is: Colossians 3:17, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”