Rev. Jodi Houge

Grower of kids, plants and love.



I get to do a lot of great things with a lot of wonderful people. Here are some highlights.

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Why Church Hymns Are Best Sung in Bars

Atlantic Monthly, August 2016

Jodi Houge, a pastor in Minnesota, talks about the shifting church culture in the U.S. and what it’s like to hold services in coffee shops and bars.


Why Christian? 2015 - Video

Nadia Bolz Weber and Rachel Held Evans hosted the inaugural Why Christian? Conference in September 2015 in Minneapolis. I was delighted to speak at this conference and even more delighted that they captured a portion of my talk to share with you here.


Jodi Houge experiences change, growth and blessing in neighborhood congregation

Pastor Jodi Houge describes Humble Walk Lutheran as, β€œa church where the people are. Following where God nudges us, rooted in the middle of life.” Now in its seventh year, Humble Walk is the essence of a missional church, born and bred on the West End of Saint Paul, a neighborhood home to more than half the congregation.