About Us

Mission Statement

Empowering, Strengthening, and Facilitating People to Find Their Way Back to God

Our mission is to respond to God’s grace and empowerment by the Holy Spirit through worship, the Word, and sacraments. Resurrection Lutheran Church makes known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world. As adherents to the Christian faith rooted in Lutheran doctrines, we welcome all those who believe in Jesus’s earthly ministry into our fold.

About The Pastor

Rev. Miriam E. Sedzro

My journey began in Dzodze, in the Volta Region of Ghana, West Africa. I am the 9th of 12 children in my family. My education in the Christian faith began during primary school and continued into middle school. I attended various schools managed by clergy from the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Roman Catholic faiths. However, my faith was significantly influenced by my parents, who belonged to a small Christian sect called First Century Gospel Church. This group emphasized a thorough knowledge of the Bible and faith healing, providing a supportive community in every aspect.

Their prayers and support were unwavering, especially when I announced my intention to go to the United States for further studies. Even after my father’s death before my immigration, this community continued to pray for my physical, mental, and spiritual growth, offering the moral support I needed. The culmination of their prayers and my hard work led to admission to the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a partial scholarship, marking a new chapter in my life's journey.

Stony Brook University exposed me to people from around the world, diverse cultures, and various foods, enriching my experiences beyond what I could have encountered in Ghana. I traveled extensively as a student, earning both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Economics. After relocating to Cincinnati for work, I returned to Stony Brook to earn a Master of Science in Industrial Management. Following a period of exploration across the country, I settled in New York City, teaching in a Lutheran school. The subsequent year, I helped establish St. Paul Community School in Brooklyn, New York.

After over 13 years in the finance and insurance industries managing significant assets, I felt a calling to become a pastor during my 13th year in the industry. Despite not believing I had any special talent for the role, I was ordained as a Lutheran minister on May 24, 2009, by Bishop Margaret Payne in Worcester, MA, at the New England Synod Assembly. Subsequently, I was called to pastor Resurrection Lutheran Church in Roxbury, a church I knew little about, marking the beginning of another chapter in my life’s journey.

God has guided this ordinary woman from a town called Dzodze to 37 states in the USA, as well as to the UK, France, Germany, Egypt, India, and Israel. Despite these travels, my greatest blessing is my wonderful family. I believe, as with Nehemiah, that God has brought me to Resurrection to lead the Resurrection family in welcoming and serving our neighbors to build God’s glorious Kingdom.

Our History

Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC) has a history deeply intertwined with the city’s evolution. Initially formed by a diverse group of European immigrants from various Christian traditions, our congregation has transformed into a welcoming community that embraces traditions from around the world. Today, RLC includes people from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, fostering a rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Our mission, rooted in the anchor of Jesus, is to love God, one another, and our neighbors, embodying the motto “Many Hearts, One Lord” and testifying to a holy commonwealth that transcends boundaries.


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