Bob Heppenstall, Interim Head of Staff

The Reverend Robert B. Heppenstall III is a graduate of Saint Lawrence University in Canton, NY and Princeton Theological Seminary. He currently serves as the Interim Pastor at Northridge Presbyterian Church. Immediately prior to coming to Northridge Bob served as the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mendham, New Jersey. (Affectionately known as Hilltop Church.) Ordained in 1978, Pastor Bob has previously served as Head of Staff at Bower Hill Church and Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, as Head of Staff at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC and also, for a brief time, in the United Church of Christ as Senior Pastor of First Church of Christ in West Hartford, CT.

Bob is from Pittsburgh, PA (making him a Steeler fan!) and has been married to Patrice since 1983. Bob and Patty have four grown children. Rob (Married to Evangeline), Beth, Claire and Peter.

Bob has served on the Board of Trustees of Warren Wilson College, the Board of Trustees of the Thornwell Home and School for Children and as President of the Pastoral Counseling Center of West Hartford.

Bob is an avid golfer, a “sometimes” fly fisherman and a “once upon a time” squash and tennis player. He enjoys writing poetry and playing his 12 string guitar.

Bob has been a guest preacher at Bay head Chapel in New Jersey, Montreat Conference Center, in North Carolina, the Union Chapel in Hyannis Port, MA and at Bay View in Michigan.

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