Duration: Effective Dec. 1, 2016
Phone: 734-453-6464, ext: 112
Rev. Anne Schaefer has accepted a contract to serve as Interim Pastor / Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church Plymouth, effective December 1, 2016. For the two years prior to joining FPCP, Anne served as Interim Pastor / Head of Staff of Rosedale Gardens Presbyterian Church in Livonia, MI.
Anne’s undergraduate work was completed at Albion College. She received her M. Divinity degree from McCormick Seminary in 1983. In addition, Anne has completed graduate studies in clinical psychology. She is a licensed social worker (MSW) for the State of Michigan.
Anne describes herself as seeking to learn the culture of the church and to work with and build on that. She affirms that she believes in Jesus Christ as her savior and that she has a personal relationship with God through Him. She affirms, too, that the church has a responsibility to uphold and model strong, wholesome values while sharing the love, forgiveness and grace of God. As well, she attests that “A church can only be healthy when it recognizes Christ as the one and only motivation for all that it does.”
Anne writes, “My style of preaching is one in which I present thoughts on God’s word to people and then hopefully send them home to allow those thoughts to incubate to a place where they actually change people’s lives.” Family involvement is very important to her; she likes to bring families to church together. She loves teaching Bible study!
Anne has two grown daughters; they live in Orchard Lake, Michigan.