The Rev. Dr. Debra JK Bronkema

The Rev. Dr. Debra J. K. Bronkema has been our Pastor since Easter Sunday 2007.  She serves Pleasantville Presbyterian Church with energy, faith, intelligence and imagination. Her sermons are engaging and illuminating.  She describes herself as theologically “moderate” and is a wonderful leader of our diverse congregation.   
Debbie received her Doctorate of Ministry in 2011 from Columbia Theological Seminary – with a final project entitled “Exploring Creative Writing as a Spiritual Practice.” She leads retreats, workshops and online classes on this topic. In 2018, she published her first novel, “Finding Manna.”
Prior to Pleasantville, Debbie and her husband John were Co-Executive Directors of Cedarkirk Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center in Lithia, Florida. Debbie grew up in Michigan and was a CPA when she heard a call to ministry. She graduated from Princeton Seminary and her first call was as the Associate Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of the Master in Omaha, NE.  After that she was the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Sussex, New Jersey. Debbie and John have 4 children.
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