Associate Minister for Congregational Life
Erin is from the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. She is the granddaughter of tobacco farmers and spent the majority of her childhood surrounded by her large extended family, either on her grandmother’s farm, or hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Her rich childhood shaped her faith significantly; to this day her understanding of God is one deeply rooted in devotion and community.
Erin graduated magna cum laude from Elon University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. In 2005 she was named Religious Scholar of the year by Elon faculty and her research on women in ministry in the Presbyterian Church USA was presented at numerous conferences. She was the student director of Elon campus chapel, and President of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Erin attended seminary at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia where she graduated with her M.Div. Prior to her ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA) Erin was heavily involved in the non-profit sector, working with the Regional Council of Churches and the Interfaith Children’s Network. In 2009 Erin moved to Manhattan where she worked with the Interfaith Community, addressing the spiritual and communal needs of Jewish/Christian couples and families, and in 2010 she began her ministerial career at the Brick Presbyterian Church before coming to the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.
Erin’s writing and sermons have been published by the Young Clergywoman’s Project, Feminist Studies in Religion, and The Journal for Preachers. Erin enjoys photography, creative conversation, and spending time either back home in the Appalachian Mountains or at the beach in her new home in Greenwich. To email: click here