Presbyterian Church of Western Springs Welcomes New Pastor

The Presbyterian Church of Western Springs is pleased to welcome The Rev. Erik Khoobyarian as its next Pastor and Head of Staff. At a special called congregational meeting Sunday, June 3, the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs voted to welcome Erik as its new pastor after a two-year transition and nationwide search process. Erik will begin his ministry August 1, with his first Sunday worship on August 5. He will be formally installed by the Chicago Presbytery in the coming months.

Pastor Erik is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity. He is a life-long Presbyterian and prior to his ordination as a Minister of Word & Sacrament, he served as an Elder, Youth Leader, and Mission Trip Coordinator at his prior church in Los Gatos, California. Erik also holds a Juris Doctor degree and served as an attorney for 12 years before answering a call to ministry and going to seminary. Erik enjoys being active in the community and has served as a board member for nonprofit organizations. He is looking forward to moving to Western Springs and getting involved in village life and helping the church to have a continued presence in the community.

Erik is a skilled teacher, both one-on-one and from the pulpit. He values relationships and looks forward to helping the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs grow in faith and in being a welcoming community. Erik is a skilled teacher and an engaging and relevant preacher who believes that Sunday morning worship should connect with all ages and stages of people.

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