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Pam Reist

Executive Pastor of Congregational Life

Pam’s call to ministry came as a second career after having worked in the field of education for several years.  A native of Ohio, Pam earned her bachelor degree from Findlay College, now The University of Findlay. She graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2004 and was ordained for ministry at Lititz Church of the Brethren, where she served as Pastor of Christian Nurture. Prior to that time, Pam served as a Christian educator in a local Mennonite church.

Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren called Pam as pastor 2008. That year she completed The Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program: Advanced Foundations of Church Leadership, offered by The Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. 

She has served on several boards, including the Mission and Ministry Board of the Church of the Brethren, the Atlantic Northeast District of the Church of the Brethren, and the Samaritan Counseling Center. In 2017, during a time of Sabbath Rest, Pam served for two months with the church in Nigeria. 

Grateful for the opportunity to journey in Jesus’ way with radical disciples, Pam is committed to this faith community that practices peace, service and openness to all.

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