Fall 2018 Guest Preachers

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

As the summer comes to a close, we are truly entering our interim season as a congregation. During this time we will hear from many different voices in our worship services. In addition to our own preaching team on staff, we'll be inviting others to our Westminster pulpit. We are eager to welcome these first guest preachers for the fall!

Rev. Dr. Sue Rozenboom
Associate Professor of Liturgical Theology
September 16, 23, and 30
Rev. Dr. Sue Rozeboom is an associate professor of liturgical theology at Western Theological Seminary, where she and students “together delve deeply into topics such as the Trinity and Christian Worship, the Holy Spirit and the Sacraments, historical Christian practices, and what we can learn from them for the church today.” She holds a PhD in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame. A West Michigan native, Sue and her husband, Paul, have two children; they are members of Boston Square Christian Reformed Church.


Rev. Dr. John Buchanan
Pastor Emeritus of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

October 14, 21, and 28
Rev. Dr. John Buchanan served as pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago for 26 years. He has held various of leadership positions in the PC(USA) and was editor/publisher of The Christian Century magazine for 15 years. He served as moderator of the 208th General Assembly in 1996-1997 and has represented the Presbyterian Church as a member of the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches. He has received numerous doctorates and honors and has written three books. John and his wife, Sue, have five children.


Dr. Chuck DeGroat
Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

November 4, 18, and 25
Dr. Chuck DeGroat is a professor of pastoral care and counseling at Western Theological Seminary, and he is “committed to spiritual and emotional formation for the sake of mission.” He has spent the last 20 years in seminary training and pastoral ministry, including several church plants and two church-based clinical counseling centers. Chuck participated in our 2016 Westminster Camp, so he may be familiar to many of you! Most recently, he was a teaching pastor at City Church San Francisco, where he co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, an urban and missional training center. His academic specialization is in the intersection of psychology and the Bible, and he has published three books. Chuck and his wife, Sara, have two daughters.

Other dates to note:
Kyle Nolan will preach October 7 and Rev. Jeremy Bork will preach November 11.