The Reverend Benjamin Hogue serves as Associate Pastor at Lutheran Church of the Reformation on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a block and a half from the Capitol Building. Originally from Grand Junction, Colorado, Pastor Ben is a graduate of California Lutheran University and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. In between college and seminary, he served with Peace Corps Ukraine, teaching English in the small village of Kolky from 2010-2013.
Passionate about interfaith dialogue and faith-rooted advocacy, Pastor Ben serves on Everyone Home D.C.’s faith council and is an on-call guest chaplain for the United States House of Representatives. He also serves on leadership committees for Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries. At Reformation, he oversees ministries with youth and families, the spiritual growth of the congregation, the engagement with neighbors, newcomers, and community partnerships, and the congregation’s food pantry.
Pastor Ben was recently awarded the Walter Capps Award for service in the public square and was also named Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries' Joel Workin Scholar, which recognizes one LGBTQIA+ seminarian each year. Thanks in part to the work of leaders across the church in the region, Pastor Ben is the first openly LGBTQIA+ clergy person to be called by a Lutheran congregation in the Metropolitan D.C. Synod.