Lead Pastor

Eric Pasanchin
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Email: eric@ankenypresbyterian.org
Pastor Eric was born and raised in rural New Jersey.  While in college at Rutgers University, he devoted himself to the study of scripture and graduated with a B.A. in religion.  Eric’s passion for serving God led him to enter seminary, where he discerned a strong sense of calling to the ordained ministry.  He received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1992.  Since graduating from seminary, Pastor Eric has served churches in Ohio, Indiana and New York. 
Eric is married to Karisa and they have one daughter, Aria, who lives in Ohio. Eric plays the guitar and drums, and enjoys playing both Christian contemporary music and “classic rock” (the music of the Beatles, especially).  He likes reading suspense/mystery novels, going to restaurants, and cooking.  The food network is his favorite TV channel.