Rev. Robert Van Ess has worked as an Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, and a Chaplin for a hospital since his ordination as a minister. The qualifications that he possesses through life experiences, education, being a co-leader of a congregation, leader of a congregation and being a Chaplin brings a wealth of knowlege to our faith community.
After working 25 years as a hairdresser, Rob comments on his non-traditional faith journey: "The listening skills I have developed behind the chair have served me well in ministry. I have learned much from the privilege of being able to walk with others through the journey of their lives - the celebrations, the suffering, and the seeking - as an essential part of my ministry. In sharing our stories, I have found that both people and entire communities with a faith in Christ will find themselves reconciled, restored, and reborn by the grace of God."
Come share your story with Pastor Rob. He looks forward to meeting you.