Noah Herren


Pastor Noah was ordained and installed at St. Luke on February 28, 2020. He grew up in a small town outside of Birmingham, AL and earned a degree in Financial Planning from the University of Alabama. After working for banks and financial institutions for a decade, Noah felt the call to ministry while participating in a new church start-up in Birmingham. 

Noah attributes his passion for ministry and spirituality to his own journey of reconciling multiple theologies and his experience as a transgender man raised in the deep South. He graduated from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in August 2017, and has taken courses at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, SC) and Lutheran School of Theology (Chicago, IL).  Following seminary, Noah completed a one-year chaplain residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Since then has worked in a variety of marginal contexts serving as a teacher in a theology certificate program, guitar player at a bar church, and chaplain at a women’s prison and community service center. Before coming to St. Luke, he had the opportunity to experience life in the Midwest as Vicar at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL. 

In his downtime you will find him reading, cooking, enjoying nature, watching movies, making playlists, playing guitar, writing, and spending time with his two teenage sons.