The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Canon Lauren Holder

The Rev. Lauren Holder joined the Cathedral staff in January 2018. Lauren had previously served as Priest and Senior Program Officer of Community Engagement at Trinity Wall Street in New York City before moving to Atlanta to be the Associate Rector of Outreach and Pastoral Care at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

Lauren grew up in Lexington, Virginia. She attended Washington & Lee University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in politics with a concentration in Environmental Studies (2003). She later earned a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts at St. John’s College (2006), and then a Master of Divinity at The General Theological Seminary (2014). 

At the Cathedral, Lauren serves as Canon for Outreach and Congregational Life. She is deeply committed to building community—both within and beyond the Cathedral.

Lauren is active in the Diocese of Atlanta, currently serving as a member of the Standing Committee. In the broader community, Lauren previously served as a board member of The Boyce L. Ansley School and Crossroads Community Ministries. 

Lauren lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jason, and their two children, Charles and Lucy Rae.

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