First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud welcomes new pastor

RevBy Katie Harris
The Surveyor

First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud welcomed Rev. Christopher Brown to the pulpit on Sunday, Aug. 21. Brown recently moved to Berthoud from Pennsylvania to serve as the church’s new pastor.

Born and raised in Delta, Colo., Brown attended CU Boulder where he met his wife Eileen before moving to Pennsylvania to study at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. After college, Brown founded and co-pastored Upper Room Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh while working part-time at a local cafe. In his spare time, he pursued the hobbies of running, writing and guitar playing.

After eight years serving in Pittsburgh, he, Eileen, and their two children, 3-year-old Rebekah and 1-year-old Ester, recently returned to Colorado to be closer to Eileen’s parents, who currently reside in Loveland.

Judy Dill, office manager at First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud, said Brown’s focus will be on local ministry; meeting the needs in the local neighborhoods and community.

Dill described First Presbyterian Church as “traditional for today,” and said the church is always open to visitors and new members. “The church community opened their arms to me when I started working there,” she said. “They take care of their members and the community.”

Services at First Presbyterian Church take place Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (Bible study) and 10 a.m. (worship service). The church is located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Eighth Street in Berthoud.