Leonia Church is very pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Galvin as Associate Pastor of Leonia United Methodist Church effective July 1, 2018. Pastor Brendan is currently serving as pastor of First United Methodist Church of Passaic and will continue in that capacity 1/4 time. He will serve as Associate Pastor of Leonia Church 3/4 time. Following is a bio from the First Church (Passaic) website:
Pastor Brendan received his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2017. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and received a degree in Religious Studies (world religions) at California State University Northridge. After living in a community ministry house, Brendan decided to go to seminary and become a pastor. He is really passionate about community formation, theology, and social and racial reconciliation. These passions have led him from the streets of Chicago to the tobacco fields of North Carolina. When he’s not talking about theology or history he’s probably cooking up new foods, listening to new musical artists, or at a coffee shop reading a book.