Rev. Dee Lundberg, pictured right, with partner Tia Leschin.

Rev. Dee Lundberg, pictured right, with partner Tia Leschin.

Reverend Dee Lundberg was ordained in the Montana Northern Wyoming Conference under the care of her home church in Missoula in 2000, the first Open and Affirming church in Montana. She is a graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.

During her pastorate at Faith UCC in Iowa City, Iowa, she served on the United Church of Christ’s Iowa conference Open and Affirming committee, consulting with and providing resources to local congregations studying the call to be fully inclusive churches to the LGBTQ community. During her time in Iowa City she was a noted peace and justice advocate in the church and in the wider community. She has traveled with the common Global Ministries Partnership to Cuba and to Washington D.C. as an advocate for human rights.

Among her accomplishments, Dee was awarded the Lydia Myrl Kapp Memorial Award for outstanding work in preaching in 1999. In 2003 she and her Church in Iowa City received the Multicultural, Multiracial, Just Peace, Open and Affirming award from the UCC at General Synod.

In March of 2008, Dee was called as the settled pastor at the United Church of Christ in Casper, Wyoming where she has actively worked for social justice in the community. She has organized, participated in, and encouraged her congregation to take part in actions for same-sex marriage, immigration, anti-bullying, suicide prevention, and so many more social justice and human rights causes. Dee was one of the lead organizers for Casper’s World’s Largest Potluck (see video on linked page) with proceeds going to help the homeless of the community.

In May of 2011, Dee married her loving partner Tia with most of the congregation at that time as guests.

In 2013, Dee began serving on the national Board of the United Church of Christ.