Our pastor, Brooke Pickrell, came to Northside from Santa Fe, New Mexico in September of 2011, where she served as the Associate Pastor for First Presbyterian Church. Her son, though a native New Mexican, is now four years old, and has been raised to appreciate the great natural beauty of Michigan. A Michigander he now considers himself to be, with a particular affinity for the greatest of all lakes, Superior herself.
She has previously served as youth and campus minister for St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Chaplain of and religious studies teacher at Wasatch Academy in Utah, and did her Clinical Pastoral Education at San Francisco General Hospital under the supervision of the beloved and gifted Rev. Robert Dale Walter. Her longtime passion in ministry has been in working with immigrants and those living without permanent shelter. She has a deep love for preaching and the study of scripture, and passionately enjoys engaging with the congregation on issues of contextual theology and discipleship.
Brooke is a native of the Southwest, born in Nogales, Arizona and raised in Tucson. She is an avid hiker, trail runner, fisherwoman, cook, and is a lover of dogs and coffee. She was certified as a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2008, and continues her self-study of the practice and teaching of yoga.
You can contact Pastor Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org.