Rev. Tim Emmett-Rardin steps back into the pastoral role at Calvary, having previously served as interim pastor (January-June 2020), community engagement pastor (July 2018-December 2019), and pastoral associate while in seminary (2003-2004).
He is a long-time member of the congregation, first attending in 1997 and officially joining in 1998. He has fond memories of riding his bike from Germantown to West Philly most Sundays, before eventually moving to the neighborhood in 2000.
A native Ohioan, Pastor Tim received his Master of Divinity degree from Drew Theological School - with an emphasis on social justice, urban ministry and interfaith engagement. He has worked extensively with youth and young adults as an ecumenical campus minister and interfaith chaplain at Drexel University, through various programs of Interfaith Philadelphia, as a youth pastor at churches in Philadelphia and New Jersey, and as a community volunteer. He is currently Board president of the Lansdowne Boys and Girls Club, where he also coordinates and coaches for the tee-ball and baseball program.
After living in West Philadelphia for many years, Pastor Tim and his partner, Rev. Amy Emmett-Rardin, and their son, Gabe, now reside in Lansdowne. Amy is an ordained elder within the United Methodist Church, currently serving as a hospice chaplain and certified spiritual director.