About Jordan

My name is Jordan Rimmer.  I am the pastor of Westminster United Presbyterian Church in New Brighton, PA.  I am a graduate of Grove City College with a degree in Sociology.  I have a Masters of Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  I am an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Before moving to the Pittsburgh area I was the director of outreach and youth ministries at Glenwood United Methodist Church in Erie, PA.

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In order to go into ministry I left a really fun job.  I was the director of the Leadership and Education Institute.  We were a leadership development, team building, and character development company that worked with companies, athletic teams, teachers, school kids, and at-risk youth.  We used experiential methods including a low ropes course, a high ropes course, and Alpine Tower, a rock wall, portable activities, school field trips, and even gourmet cooking.  I continue to do contract work, staff training, and writing in the area of experiential education.

I married my wife Mandy in 2004.  We have 4 kids- Jayden, Moey, Colvin, and Eden.  We enjoy movies, games, playgrounds, and road trips.

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I have spoken at various workshops and training events on topics ranging including leadership, stewardship, resilience, Christian facilitation, and turn-around churches.  I have also done consulting work and lead retreats with my father, Jim Rimmer.  He runs Help to Grow Church Consulting.

My life is a work in progress.  I am writing a lot more now.  I am in the Doctor of Ministry program from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Semiotics and Future Studies under the leadership of Dr. Leonard Sweet.

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One thought on “About Jordan

  1. Hi…I am pastoring together with my wife in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
    Chanced upon your site while wondering why I get so tired after preaching.
    Actually never was an issue..but now of late nearing 40s, tend to feel it more.
    Glad to know its nothing new but common..so gonna chill more and get
    fitter.

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