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About us

Living Lutheran is your source for news, reflections and stories from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its local and global companions. We cover religious news and social issues, congregational life, global and domestic mission, family matters, spiritual practices and resources, and more.

As the magazine of the ELCA, our mission is to:

  • Nurture awareness of Christ’s presence in our lives and the world
  • Share stories of God’s people living their faith
  • Connect readers with the global Christian community
  • Provide an open forum for discussion
  • Challenge readers to bring God’s grace and care to all
Editorial Offices:

8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

Email: livinglutheran@elca.org

Living Lutheran editors and writers

Andrea Kulik
  • Andrea Kulik
  • Editor, Living Lutheran, and manager, editorial services
  • Bio:
  • I’m a lifelong Lutheran and pastor’s kid who has worked with the ELCA’s magazine since November 1987. It’s a joy to share the stories of our church with you. In my spare time, I enjoy heading out to antique stores, reading and cooking. My husband and I live in suburban Addison, Ill., and I attend St. Matthew Lutheran Church nearby in Itasca.

John Potter
  • John Potter
  • Content Editor
  • Bio:
  • I’ve written and edited for a variety of national publications and organizations, and I’m passionate about storytelling, pop culture, theology and justice issues. My wife and I live in St. Paul, Minn., with our two sons and a feisty French Bulldog.


Candice Hill Buchbinder
  • Candice Hill Buchbinder
  • News and Public Relations Manager
  • Bio:
  • As a journalist, I believe in the power of storytelling. Story is an art that brings insight to everyday occurrences and awareness of the people and events impacting our community and our world. My favorite times are spent with family and friends, reading, cooking and planning events that bring people together. Proud to be born and raised in Texas, I now live in Oak Park, Ill. with my husband and son and we attend Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest.