The oldest of six children, Roberta’s family moved many times in her childhood. She was born in Wisconsin, then lived in Seattle and ultimately her family moved to central Pennsylvania. As an adult she has lived in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia, Madison, Wisconsin, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Moving and living in lots of different kinds of places, Roberta, appreciates getting to know people and understanding what life is like in each new place.
After ten years of working on public policy issues, Roberta went to seminary, and has been a pastor for almost thirty years. She has served in both installed and interim positions. Serving in churches ranging in size from 500 to 2,300 members, and leading churches with 125 to 280 members. She is excited to get to know the people of First Presbyterian Pottstown.
In the course of her ministry, she has covered every facet of church life and leadership and has also addressed some surprisingly new aspects of ministry, from helping a church sell its building to developing devotional videos and other online offerings during COVID.
Roberta loves the wonder of how God works in people's lives as they change and grow spiritually. She has a heart for faith formation and discipleship for herself and others as we each grow to trust Jesus Christ more and love our neighbors more generously.
Reading, walking, and playing board and card games are some of the things she does to relax.
We’ll welcome Roberta to FPC at the end of November.
With grateful and expectant hearts,
Bill Campbell, Donna Force, Andy Lane, Fred Remelius and Heather Temple