Nanette Cagney, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Lake Charles, shares the challenges the Lake Charles region is facing and the growing need for volunteers to help with rebuilding on Synod of the Sun’s podcast SunSpots. Working with the Disaster Justice Network, Rev. Cagney is a vital part of the coordination and response to the region.
Description: On this episode, we talk with Nanette Cagney, Commissioned Lay Pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Lake Charles, LA. In the past 12 months, Lake Charles has endured three hurricanes (two direct hits), COVID, and then a paralyzing ice storm. Through it all, St. Andrew Church has been a community leader, forming partnerships to help the city’s most vulnerable, while operating wherever they can and also repairing uninhabitable homes and buildings. Nanette also talks about the future of the Commissioned Pastors Network of the Synod and future plans of previously cancelled events.
If you don’t have time to listen to the full episode, the highlights are from 04:19 to 21:50.