Pastor Ingrid’s education started with an undergraduate degree in elementary education from University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She felt called to ministry and continued her education. She received a Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
Before going into ministry, she served as a youth director for 12 years at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Rockdale, Texas and then University United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas.
She served as senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Arp in Arp, Texas, and Pastor of Discipleship at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, Texas before coming to serve as Pastor at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler.
Pastor Ingrid has been married 34 years to Scott Akers and has 4 children and two adopted dogs. She enjoys reading, Bible study, hiking, and being outdoors.