Welcome To Our New Pastor, Rev. Brooke Pickrell
Dear Holly Presbyterian Church,
I am writing with the hope that this letter will help introduce myself to you before we meet in person. I feel surprised by God’s grace, again, and in this instance God’s grace manifested through encountering your congregation. The Pastor Nominating Committee has helped me to get to know your church a little, and what I have shared with the PNC, and with Presbytery, is that I am genuinely moved by your desire to let God lead you to where God would have you go next - and to do so with great hope.
I began the journey into ministry through hospital chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital. I then went to seminary at San Francisco Theological Seminary. I have served in three previous congregations: Northside Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor as solo pastor; First Presbyterian Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico as Interim Associate Pastor; and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williamstown, Massachusetts as Youth and Campus Minister. Most recently I completed a one-year hospital chaplaincy residency at Michigan Medicine.
I am a native of Arizona, born in Nogales and raised in Tucson. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher, and have been so since 2008. I have primarily taught yoga in church settings. I love to bake, and have done so off and on professionally, and I am a great lover of trails and traveling on them, either walking or running.
I look forward to our time together this summer. My family and I are grateful to be a part of, what is for us, a new community, as we discern together what it means to love God and our neighbor. See you soon!
Rev. Brooke Pickrell
Worship Service Videos
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|Due to the coronavirus, the Holly Presbyterian Church suspended all Worship Services beginning March 15, 2020. The following Worship Services were broadcast via the Internet by a guest speaker or from another church within the Presbytery of Lake Huron and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during this difficult time.
Holly Presbyterian Church
Rev. Brooke Pickrell
Seminarian Allison Muenzer
Worship Service Video
The Call to Worship is adapted from a prayer by The Iona Community from The Iona Community Worship Book, published by Wild Goose Publications, Iona Community, Unit 16, Six Harmony Row, Glasgow G51 3BA, Scotland.
The Prayer of Confession is adapted from liturgy provided by the Church of Scotland.