Pastor Julia Seymour has been the ordained leader of Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage, AK, since August 2008. She holds an M.Div from Yale Divinity School and is an active community leader in Anchorage Faith and Action- Congregations Together (AFACT) and Christians for Equality. She currently serves as board chair for RevGalBlogPals, an online community for women clergy and their supporters. She is also the chair of the Alaska Synod (ELCA) Candidacy Committee. She contributed most recently to "There's A Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergy Women Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments, and the Healing Power of Humor."