Welcoming Rev. Matthew Gaventa
On Sunday, November 14, the Reverend Matthew R. Gaventa will preach during the service of worship at 11:00 a.m.
Rev. Gaventa is Senior Pastor at University Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. Previously, he served as pastor to Amherst Presbyterian Church in Amherst, Virginia, and as chaplain to Sweet Briar College. An acclaimed writer and preacher, Rev. Gaventa’s work has been featured in Working Preacher and in The Christian Century, for which he co-hosts the podcast Sunday Morning Matinee. Matt sits on the Board of Directors of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, and on the Advisory Boards of Day1 and of The Church Lab. He holds degrees from Georgetown University, the University of Iowa, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He also was the 2012 recipient of the David H.C. Read Preacher/Scholar Award from Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. Currently, Matt lives in Austin with his wife, Sarah; their son, Charlie; and their dog, Otto.
We give thanks that Rev. Gaventa will proclaim God’s Word among us when we celebrate the installation of the Reverend Austin Crenshaw Shelley as Senior Pastor. Please join us in welcoming him to Shadyside’s pulpit. To connect remotely, visit the live worship webcast page of the church website.