Rev. Terri Echelbarger is the Founding Pastor of our church. She, and a committee of others, started PMCC (Now Many Journeys MCC) in 2005.
Rev. Terri has a real love for building community, and she likes to think of herself as one voice in an ongoing conversation that happens when we gather to worship, pray, or play together. At Many Journeys MCC she values the diversity of voices from many different spiritual backgrounds, and ministering at a church were we don’t all believe the same things.
Prior to becoming a pastor, Rev. Terri served the YMCA in a variety of roles over twenty years, and still nurtures a love of YMCA summer camp, often volunteering. She also serves the denomination as a liaison for MCC future clergy at the Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley) and teaches the MCC History and Polity Course to both lay and future ministry leaders.
Rev. Terri holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Hawaii and a BA in Non-Profit Administration from Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington.
Rev Terri lives with her wife Eileen in Pacifica, CA