Pastor Ron

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God is ALWAYS about doing ssomething new.

 

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My name is Ron Schermerhorn. I came to Mount Chestnut in June of 2017.   It has been such a great blessing for us to be a part of such a wonderful group of people.  

This picture was taken when I was in Israel in 2016.  It was taken in Bethlehem at the house of a wonderful man and his wife.  They were directors and founders of a wonderful ministry to young people who were mentally challenged.  They were an older couple who had given themselves for these young people.  This had a great effect on me, as I spent three days with them.  Their love for each other, their love for the children and teenagers they work with every day, and their love for God and doing God's work there in Bethlehem deeply touched my heart.

I have grown to appreciate God's love when I see it in other people.  The Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church is a solid group of people who genuinely love God and each other.  It is a great privilege for me to pastor such a loving, caring and growing congregation. It is a church filled with a wonderful spirit, open to God's direction. 

God called me into ministry in high school. God has been faithful all the way to this date. 

I grew up in the Church of the Nazarene.  It is a different denomination in the holiness tradition.  I felt God's leading to follow a reformed tradition, as reformed theology seemed to fit my understanding of who God is and how He is working in the world today, and in the lives of Christians.

After spending 17 years in pastoral ministry, I felt God's leading to work in the hospice field as a chaplain.  I spent nearly 10 years in this challenging ministry.  It was an amazing time of growth for me, as I spoke with folks about their relationship with Christ, and God's love for them through the darkest days of their lives.

I reentered pastoral care in January of 2015 in a temporary pastor position as I transferred my ordination into the PCUSA.  

God's doing some great things at MCPC!  I am looking forward to working with these amazing people for many many years.

My catch-phrase is "God's got this!".  

Need to know more about us?  Our services are Sunday mornings at 8:45 and 11:00.  I would love to meet you personally.  Every service is a new experience of God's presence.  Come and join us!

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 Pastor Ron singing Barbershop ... in college ... circa 1982  He still sings with the Bogmeisters in Cranberry today!  Their next concert is March 5th.

Pastor Ron singing Barbershop ... in college ... circa 1982

He still sings with the Bogmeisters in Cranberry today!  Their next concert is March 5th.

 
 Pastor Ron's Birthday was celebrated after Worship Services 2/18/2018

Pastor Ron's Birthday was celebrated after Worship Services 2/18/2018