The Reverend Paul L. Rhebergen, Transitional Pastor
Welcome to the website of the Ewing Presbyterian Church. I have been serving as the Transitional Pastor of this church since October of 2017. I have been a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and its northern predecessor since 1977, serving in a variety of church settings that range from small yoked congregations in rural New York to large multiple-staff settings in suburban and metropolitan areas. For the past twenty-eight years I have served as an intentional interim/transitional pastor in twelve different congregations, in seven different presbyteries in the northeast and the Chicago area.
I am a Transitional Pastor both because of my understanding of my call to ministry, and our denomination's church structure and governance. I understand my call to ministry to be to serve people and congregations in the midst of transition, as they seek to live faithfully in the midst of change that is sweeping through their lives and through the communities in which they live. I believe that I am called to use my particular gifts, to serve a particular people, for a particular time.
In my ministry I seek to witness to the presence and power of the grace of God, revealed in Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Spirit, continually at work in our lives as individuals, as communities of faith, living in the midst of our times. I seek to create a place where people will feel both profoundly welcomed. and deeply challenged. I believe that our faith is shown by the fruits it bears in the life of people around us. And I know that you and I are both children of God no matter what.
Beyond this congregation my ministry is as a consultant to congregations in conflict and as they seek to discern God's purpose for them, as a coach/consultant for other pastors, and as part of the faculty that teaches Transitional Ministry for our denomination.
I am a graduate of Lafayette College ( as are my wife and two of our three daughters), and of Andover Newton Theological School. I am married to the Rev. Dr. Marianne Rhebergen, also an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA). She is currently serving as the Interim Pastor of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Ewing. We are the parents of three adult daughters. I enjoy walking through the woods, gazing upon the stars, reading good mysteries, and asking questions.To contact The Reverend Paul L. Rhebergen please use the form below
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