Hello! I’m Pastor Eric, aka Rev Eric, aka Eric.
Whatever I’m called, I’m delighted to be the Pastor of the vibrant and caring congregation known as Payson Park Church. We don’t claim to know all the answers, but we do invite you to join us on the journey of faith. Today is an exciting time to be part of a Christian community, to explore how we may follow Jesus in being a community of healing, in caring for our neighbor in need, and in making a difference in the world.
In my one year writing sabbatical before I arrived at PPC in 2016, I completed my book, “The Valley of the Shadow of Death is in New Jersey.” I have been blessed in leading youth groups to walk with and learn from the homeless. Music is also my passion. In 2012 I was the lead musician for the MA Conference UCC Annual Meeting. I have served at both United Church of Christ and Lutheran congregations, and I am honored to be a graduate of Yale Divinity School.
Blessed by God, I am married to Patricia, who works as a Nurse Practitioner. I have also been blessed with the gift of twin daughters, Karin and Rebecca, today young adults. I enjoy mountain hiking and biking, yoga, piano, musical theater, XC skiing, and pond ice hockey.
More than anything else, I want you to know that no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Payson Park Church. I would love to talk with you about your faith journey or our church, so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the church office at 617-484-1542, and we can grab a cup of coffee.