Michael Middaugh

Michael Middaugh currently serves as Lead Pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring, MD. He comes to the Washington DC area after stops in St. Louis, Chicago, and most recently Minneapolis where he served a small Lutheran church in the city. Michael attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis which is a seminary of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod, after receiving a BA in psychology from Baylor University. Michael is passionate about urban ministry and the need for healthy, thriving Christian community that can support and care for the broader needs of those living in the city. Michael is originally from Little Rock, Ark, is married to a wonderful gal from Texas, and is father to two young children, Scarlett and Jude. In his downtime you can find Michael visiting local wineries or rooting for the Baylor Bears.

Ash Wednesday: A Reminder

On Ash Wednesday we kneel together, as a community and congregation, acknowledging that the world and our lives are broken. But the reason this isn’t just a dark, despondent day or season of the year, is because underneath the ashes there is hope.

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Our King Has Come

My wife tells a funny story that reveals her Mexican Catholic roots. Her grandmother on her dad’s side had a tradition of hiding a baby Jesus figure inside the cake she would make for her grandchildren’s birthdays. Eventually, as the cake was divided up and eaten, someone would stumble across…

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