Immanuel Presbyterian Church has a committed team focused on supporting and growing our worship community that includes the Staff and Elected Leaders (Session/Elders and Deacons). Along with our Members, all of these roles contribute to strengthening our church community.
ANDREW (ANDY) SCHWIEBERT, Transitional Co-Pastor
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Rev. Andy Schwiebert joined Immanuel Presbyterian Church staff as Transitional Co-Pastor in October of 2017.
Prior to that Andy served the First Congregational Church of Pasadena for 8 years as Lead Pastor of New Ministries and over the past year was a part-time faith-rooted organizer at Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice.
Andy has also served as Director of Recruitment at Claremont School of Theology, was the Director of the Interfaith Council for Economics & Justice in San Jose, was a worker and community organizer with Justice for Janitors (SEIU-USWW), and has led voter registration, worker solidarity and immigrant rights organizing efforts in Arizona and Northern California.
Originally from Arizona, Andy studied as an undergraduate at UC Berkeley before working for 3 years in Mexico and Colombia with the Latin-America-rooted, peace and justice organization Witness for Peace/Accion Permanente por la Paz. Andy met his wife, Rev. Allison Mark (a United Methodist pastor) in seminary at the Pacific School of Religion, where he completed his Master of Divinity. They have two young daughters: Kaira (3) and Amara (1).