Sweetwater Presbyterian

Small in size, Big in Faith and Love

Our Pastor
Rev. Joanne Glaser joined our congregation this fall. Originally from Lewisburg, WV, a graduate of Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV, Joanne spent the beginning of her professional life teaching medical technology and medical assisting classes. Despite her love of teaching, she always felt God calling her to serve the church in a ministerial capacity.

Beginning her ministry in Christian Education, she then attended Christian Lay Pastor classes before she started serving a small, rural parish in West Virginia in 2000. In 2006, God opened a door which led her to Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and then into ordained ministry. She continued to serve the three church parish in WV before joining with Sweetwater Presbyterian in 2015.

She is passionate about spreading God’s love and teaching others about the wonderful ways God has been and continues to be at work in this world. Rev. Glaser has over 20 years experience in church ministry. Her older son and daughter are also ordained Presbyterian pastors. Her other daughter is a Respiratory Specialist at Duke Medical Center. Her ministry is characterized by a compassionate, joyful spirit. You can contact her at sweetwaterpcusa@gmail.com.