Pastors Ed and Robin are devoted followers of Jesus who yearn to see others set free in Christ!
They have been active lay members of VBC, serving in a variety of local and conference ministry positions for almost 30 years. Pastor Ed and Pastor Robin are both Conference Ministerial Candidates (CMC’s) in the Free Methodist Church, USA. Convinced of a full-time calling to ministry, both Ed and Robin completed several Ministerial courses assigned by the Free Methodist Church, as well additional coursework toward ordination, and plan to continue to pursue God’s call on their lives and serve where He leads.
Pastors Ed and Robin currently reside in White Sulphur Springs and are enjoying the “empty nest” years at home. Their oldest daughter Nicole lives in Oswego, NY and teaches in the theatre department at SUNY Oswego, and their younger daughter Katie and her husband Ricky live in Roscoe, NY. Katie teaches algebra in Fallsburg High School, and Ricky teaches math at Broome County Community College in Binghamton. Pastors Ed and Robin are proud new grandparents with the birth of a daughter, Lily VeronicaRose, to Katie and Ricky in May 2016!
Pastor Ed began his service as an Associate Pastor at Vine and Branch Church in 2014. He “retired” in 2013 as a teacher in the Liberty Middle School with 22 years of service. Prior to that, he was employed as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Liberty, and as a Police Officer with the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection Police. Pastor Ed is an avid outdoorsman, enjoys golfing, cross-country skiing, and especially enjoys his road bike rides throughout Sullivan County and beyond. In fact, to celebrate his 2013 retirement, he rode his bicycle 342 miles from NY to Virginia Beach!
Pastor Robin retired from teaching algebra at Liberty High School in June 2016. She now is ministering full time at VBC. Pastor Robin is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and a member of the National Christian Counselors Association. Pastor Robin is a gifted Bible teacher, and has extensive experience as a speaker at Christian Women’s retreats and conferences.
Pastor Ed and Pastor Robin are looking forward to meeting you at Vine and Branch Church and working alongside you to make a Kingdom difference in Sullivan County and beyond!