Leslie Neugent


Leslie Neugent is the originator of the Parables Worship Ministry for people with special needs and their families at the Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, Minnesota. Her ministry is the inspiration and model for Parables Community.

Leslie Neugent grew up in Central New Jersey and attended Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. At Northwestern, Leslie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a Masters in Advertising degree from the Medill School of Journalism. Leslie worked in advertising agency account management in Chicago and Dallas for 10 years. From there, she moved into a new career at Texas Christian University as their Director of Admissions for the Masters Program in the MJ Neeley School of Business, in Fort Worth, TX.

Leslie left her career in the 1990’s to raise her two boys, Ryan and J.J. with her husband Chris. While raising a family, she attended United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, MN and received her Masters of Divinity Degree in May 2012. She was Ordained and Installed as an Associate Minister at Large at WCC in July 2012.