Reverend Nancy Goede is the senior pastor at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park. She is a vice-president of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Interfaith Council. Part of the work of the Council is the Hyde Park Refugee Project, which began with one Syrian family sponsored by Augustana. It now supports forty refugees in Hyde Park with supportive housing, employment and mentoring. She served for eleven years as the pastor of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn, and is a past president of the Oak Lawn Religious Workers Association. She is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.