Marlene D. Lake, an Ordained Minister, a retired United Methodist Pastor, and a Master of Divinity graduate of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, has served as pastor of four United Methodist churches and as chaplain at Bethany Lutheran Homes. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible College in Oklahoma. Rev. Lake also has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and has taught Communication Skills at two colleges.
Rev. Lake facilitates a Christian women’s group dedicated to praying for church, community, nation, and world. These women believe their prayers will help change the troubled world in which we live.
She enjoys reading contemporary Christian novels and has written the Ties to Ireland trilogy (OakTara) to show how life’s challenging situations help people grow, change, and live more effectively. In addition, Rev. Lake has published two biblical historical books: Deborah: Mother of Israel, and a companion book, Deborah: A Woman in a Man’s World (both OakTara), and a children’s book, Gospel Egret Points the Way to Jesus (Covenant Park Series, Lake Ministries), published in both English and Spanish.