May 24 2013
Pastor: The Rev. Lisa Robechek
Office Administrator: Pamela Mackenzie
Music Director: Cynthia Brown
Organist / Pianist: Christian Alexanderson
Pastor Emeritus: The Rev. Laurence Monroe
PASTOR, Lisa M. Robechek
When I was growing up, I never thought I’d be a minister. An artist maybe or a counselor, but I didn’t have the faintest idea of becoming a pastor. A series of unexpected life events encouraged me onto this path, and here I am, very happy with the Spirit’s leading.
I was raised within an ecumenical context, worshiping at Catholic, Congregationalist, United Church of Christ, and Presbyterian churches, as my family moved throughout the New England and Midwest states. In more recent years, while serving in interfaith contexts, I have become interested in all faith traditions and always welcome opportunities to work and study collaboratively.
Prior to coming to seminary, I worked in marketing and human resources. I also volunteered in several humanitarian ministries of child advocacy, hospital patient visitations, and fundraising to support research for various illnesses and numerous community-based causes. In 1999, I left the business world to work on a Masters of Divinity degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary, where I graduated in 2003. Ministries since that time have included hospital chaplaincy, child and family advocacy programs, fundraising/development, and mental health services. I have been Pastor of Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church since October 2011, although I have known this sweet, loving community for more than a decade.
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church is a place where members and friends can ask tough life questions, within the safety of a loving and faithful community. It is also a place in which all people can receive love from a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and theologically and economically diverse community. We strive to be a church that inspires people to reach out to a world that so desperately needs the gifts of all of us. I believe with all my heart those resounding words from the Apostle Paul that “nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”