251198_193907103989855_100001117006760_492108_1554006_n_2 The Rev. ROBERT L. BRASHEAR is our Pastor. He has been here since 1995 following ministries in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his hometown. After graduating from the College of Wooster, Bob went to Yale Divinity School for his MDiv and earned his doctorate from the New Brunswick School of Theology in a program with the Blaustein School of Urban Policy and Planning at Rutgers University.

He currently serves as Chair of the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing and is on the national executive committee of the Presbyterian Health Education and Welfare Association.

He is a founding member of Westsiders for Peace and Justice, and Upper Westside Congregations for Food Justice.

He is currently on the faculty of the Newark School of Theology, teaching Theologies of Liberation.

He has years of experience serving the church in policy development and mission in  Mexico, Central America and the Middle East. He also currently serves on the advisory boards of the Composers Concordance and the Frog & Peach Theatre Company.

The father of 3 sons, Bob was a soccer coach and division head for 15 years in the West Side Soccer league and is a regular open mic performer.

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4 thoughts on “Pastor

  1. Hello,

    I work with a theatre company in the city called Working Artists Theatre Project. I saw the production of the The Tenant at your church a few years ago. Do you still offer the space for theatre events? We are a not-for-profit and would like to talk more with you about the possibilities.

    Many thanks,

  2. I knew Bob when he was in Tulsa with the Presbyterian Urban Ministry Council. It’s good to see he is still active.

  3. Did Dr. Brashear give a prayer for peace at tonight’s Interfaith event at Ethical Culture remem being Hiroshima? (I thought it was a different pastor.) He — or the other pastor – recited a celtic poem called, I think, Deep Peace. I’d love to get a copy of it, if possible.

    With thanks,

    Nina Klippel

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