The Rev. Amanda Gott, Class of 2004, is the new rector at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Lincoln, Nebraska. For the past seven years, Gott has been rector of Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hamden, Connecticut. Prior to that, she was assistant rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Gott is originally from Atlanta and graduated from a high school of performing arts. She majored in religion at Bard College in New York, where she primarily focused on the study of Hinduism.
After a couple of years as an office temp, a front-desk receptionist in a public mental health clinic, a waitress, and a theatrical lighting designer and stage manager, she began seminary and earned a Master of Divinity at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. She later earned a Master of Sacred Theology at General and was ordained in 2005.
She spent a year as a Chaplain resident at one of Denver’s major hospitals, a year as a kindergarten teaching assistant and has served in several other chaplaincy positions.