760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Sunday Worship: 8:45 and 11:00 AM

Leadership & Staff

  

Brittany PorchBrittany Porch, Director of Mission and Education

Growing up, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, so I lined up all my students (my mom, dad, and sister) and instructed them in the wisdom of Brittany’s childhood mind.  Throughout my teen years, I was activity involved in my youth group at Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine, FL.  Through youth group, I was able to attend camps, conference, and mission experiences locally and globally.  The more I was involved, more and more leadership opportunities came my way – serving on youth council, being a small group leader at camps, planning youth events, and teaching in the nursery.  My youth group and church family opened my eyes to the connection of community both in our church and in the world.  I became passionate about relationships, mission, and discipleship in a way that opened my mind to the vocation of ministry.

I went to Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Religion-Christian Education.  Beyond the classroom, my college internships and experiences at Thornwell Home for Children and Montreat Conference Center really grew in the practical side of ministry too.  After graduation, I accepted my first call as the Director of Christian Education for Children at Faith Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee FL.  This first job only propelled my interest in ministry and study more, and after three years, I started at Columbia Theological Seminary and received a Master’s of Arts in Practical Theology.
  
While in seminary, I married Trip Porch (we met in Tallahassee and he was currently a seminary student too), and upon graduation, we both sought new calls together.  We are beyond blessed to be in Ohio (our first experiences of winter weather may be the only drawback), where Trip is the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Granville, and I am here at Broad Street Presbyterian.  We both have our dream jobs in supportive and loving church communities.  I am still a teacher, but not in the way I was as a child, now I get to be a part of teaching and learning on Sunday mornings, at lock-ins, in the nursery, while serving community meals, on mission experiences to Peru, and in many, many more ways.  


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