The Rev. Karen Brau is senior pastor of Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. Before coming to the church in December 2008, she served as pastor of Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Baltimore for 18 years. She has a B.A. from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., and an M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and she did her ordination course work at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.