Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
Our purpose is to love God and  bring people into
a growing relationship with Jesus and His church.

Our Staff

The Reverend Joseph Lettrich, Interim Pastor


Linda N. Smith, Deacon

Linda was born in Indiana and grew up in Michigan. In 1978, she moved to Maryland to accept a computer science position with the Department of Defense. She held this position until December, 2011, when she retired to accept a call as a part-time Associate in Ministry at Holy Spirit. She was commissioned on March 25, 2012, and installed on April 15, 2012. She became a deacon when the changes to the ELCA rosters became effective on January 1, 2017.


Linda's responsibilities at Holy Spirit include adult Christian education, Stephen Ministry, worship, and communication.


Linda holds degrees in mathematics (Albion College), linguistics (University of Michigan), computer science (The Johns Hopkins University), and ministerial science with a specialization in Christian education (The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg). She also studied for two years at The University of Texas at Austin, where she met her husband, Ray.


You may contact her at aim@hslceldersburgmd.org.

Other Staff Members
Joe Herb, Pastoral Assistant for Youth and Family Ministry, youthfamily@hslceldersburgmd.org
Nancy Thompson, Parish Administrator,  hslc.eldersburg@comcast.net