Called Through Community at Edgewood Church

A Conversation with Pastor Liz Miller

What role does community play in understanding our individual vocation? And what happens when a pastor called to ministry starts to burn out?

In this episode, Liz Miller describes how community played an essential role in her decision to become a pastor, and how sabbath rest is essential to sustaining her ministry at Edgewood United Church of Christ in East Lansing, Michigan. She also explains how the church community asks itself not who they are going to serve, but who they are called to be because of where they are located.

Edgewood is one of thirteen congregations taking part in Collegeville Institute’s Communities of Calling Initiative. The Communities of Calling Initiative is a five-year program that grants congregations funds to design a new project or enhance existing ministries that help Christians discover and deepen their sense of God’s calling in their lives.


Pastor Liz Miller has served at Edgewood United Church of Christ since May of 2016. She previously served for seven years at the Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, CT. She earned a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, MA. and a BA in English from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. On days off she enjoys biking, quilting, flirting with veganism, and hanging out with her wife.