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 Robin Simpson Litton, Pastor

 

Pastor Robin was born in Baltimore and lived there until her family moved to Glen Burnie when she was six years old.  She is a graduate of Andover High School (Linthicum, Maryland) and Towson State University with a degree in counseling psychology.  She was a reporter for the Maryland Gazette Newspapers through high school and college.


 

After the birth of her sons, Pastor Robin attended Loyola College and received her teaching certificate in early childhood education.  She was a graduate student from both Loyola College and Shippensburg University and received her certification as a Reading Recovery teacher.  She taught reading for more than 10 years throughout the Anne Arundel County school district.


 

In 2002, Pastor Robin entered the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  She was chosen as a Horizon Intern her third year and served at Luther Place Memorial Church and N Street Village in Washington, DC.  In her senior year, she was named the Lutheran Scholar in Residence and lived at the Washington Theological Union while completing her studies. 


 

Pastor Robin graduated with honors from LTSG in 2006 with a concentration in Theology and Public Life.  Since becoming a pastor, she has supervised students from the Project Connect program, seminary intern program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago, the Lutheran College- Washington Semester program and Howard Divinity School.


 

Pastor Robin is married to Christopher, the pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Baltimore.  She has two sons.  Jacob is a pastor in New York. Justin is a firefighter/E.M.T. in Queen Anne's County.


Pastor Robin's email is hslc.pastor@comcast.net

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.