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Lester Leland Moore, American clergy, financial consultant. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, French Croix de Guerre.


Moore, Lester Leland was born on May 9, 1926 in Troy, Iowa, United States. Son of Forest Allen and Ida May (Freeman) Moore.


AB, Simpson College, 1949. STB, Boston University, 1952. Master of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1953.

Doctor of Divinity, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1988.


Pastor Liberty (Iowa) Methodist Church, 1946-1949, South Middleboro-South Carver (Massachusetts) Methodist Church, 1950-1953, North Methodist Parish, Muscatine, Iowa, 1953-1957, Manning (Iowa)-Dedham Parish, 1957-1965. Administrative assistant United States Congress, Washington, 1965-1966. Pastor Corning (Iowa) Parish, 1966-1972.

Pastor, director Collegiate/Wesley Foundation, Ames, Iowa, 1972-1983. District supervisor Muscatine (Iowa) District, 1983-1989. Pastor Perry (Iowa) Parish, 1989-1991.

Interm pastor St. Luke's Parish, Dubuque, Iowa, 1995, 1st United Methodist Church, Anchorage, 1996. Church consultant Iowa United Methodist Foundation, Des Moines, 1997—2003. Trustee Iowa Wesleyan College, since 1983, member executive committee.


Member Iowa Annual Conference United Methodist Church, 1952, member General Conference, 1960-1992, member North Central Jurisdictional Conference, 1960-1996. Delegate Democratic county and district and state conventions, 1954-1980. Candidate State Legislation, Iowa, 1954.

ChairPpeople of Faith committee State of Iowa, 1994. Member executive committee Child Safe, 1994-1999. Served on governor's committee for alcoholism, juvenile problems, United Nations and civil rights.

Member Civil Air Patrol, 1972-1990, wing chaplain, 1982-1984. Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Interfaith Alliance (chair organizing 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Photography, stamps, postcards, travel, private piloting.


Married Ruth Ellen Stremlow, December 1, 1946 (deceased January 31, 1990). Children: David, Jeffrey, Jane, Randall. Married Rosemary Woodin Reed, April 12, 2003.

Forest Allen Moore

Ida May (Freeman) Moore

Ruth Ellen Stremlow

Rosemary Woodin Reed

David Moore

Jeffrey Moore

Jane Moore

Randall Moore