Welcome from the Pastor
Welcome to Penfield Presbyterian Church! We are so glad to have you visit our website and hope you will visit us either online or in person, as well. Worship is at 10:00 am on Sundays and is available both online and in person. We are a warm and welcoming congregation that is active in missional pursuits, flexible and open to change, and creative with a sense of humor. We love to laugh, sing, eat, work, and learn together. We have a wide variety of opinions on theology, politics, and much more, but like a real family, we love one another in spirit and in deed despite the diversity of opinion. We cherish our children and encourage them to be children, which means there is sometimes a little noise from the play area during worship, but even Jesus said to let the little children come. We are not a large in membership, but we are active both within the congregation and in the community and greater Rochester area. We strive to make sure there is truly a place for everyone in our congregation and will happily seek creative ways to make everyone who wants to participate feel at home.
About Pastor Twyla
The Rev. Twyla Boyer was raised a Presbyterian from a very young age, singing in the choir, attending Sunday School and youth group, participating in confirmation, but it wasn’t until she was in her thirties that she felt called to ministry as a vocation. She entered Pittsburgh Theological seminary in fall of 2002 and graduated in May of 2005. Twyla has served 8 churches in 3 presbyteries – two as a student, two as Associate Pastor, two as Interim Pastor, and two as a called and installed Pastor. She is now in what she considered the joyful phase of ministry with a congregation that is creative, loving, welcoming, and open. She is active in the presbytery and passionate about loving our neighbors as ourselves and following the teachings of Jesus in a way that is invitational and non-judgmental.