Pastor Gail Riina has been at Syracuse University for 13 years. She worked at George Washington University, Cornell University and SUNY at Buffalo. Her expertise is in inspirational guidance and pastoral counseling. She believes that the Lutheran expression of Christianity presents the good news of the gospel in ways that are particularly valuable in today’s society. She has a strong theological underpinning that serves well for faith formation in times of need. Faith for Lutherans is a trust walk with God. It helps to make the tradition accessible to everyone and satisfy seekers looking for authenticity, but it also demands more from our members. Service learning is a priority for the ministry because we express our faith in Word and Deed. All church members vote on theological and practical issues. Church leadership is open to all people regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation.