Pastor Hamilton has been serving as Candidacy and Leadership Manager for Region 9 of the ELCA since March 2017 as well as the director for ministries in chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, and clinical education. She previously was the pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Atlanta, secretary of the Southeastern Synod, and interim dean of Conference 3. She has served as interim pastor at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and First United Lutheran Church, Kennesaw, and is currently the interim for All Saints Lutheran Church, Lilburn. For twelve years, Pastor Hamilton was a member of the staff of the ELCA Office of the Secretary, serving in various capacities, including Administrator of the Archives and Assistant to the Secretary. She was ordained in 2005, following graduation from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a call from The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Luke, Chicago, IL. Her B.A. degree was from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, and she earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. She is the mother of sons Geoff (Maria) and Greg (Meredith) as well as the proud grandmother of Teddy (7).