Meet Pastor Brenda!
The Rev. Brenda K. Marin—or Pastor Brenda as she is known by our church family—takes to heart Jesus’ new commandment to “love one another as I have first loved you” (John 13:34). She believes that each individual is uniquely and beautifully made in God’s own image, and that these unique gifts we have received from God are what truly make the body of Christ—a faith family that is such a joy to be a part of.
Pastor Brenda joined the Hayshire family at Easter of 2015, and throughout all aspects of our ministry, she has encouraged us to broaden our perspectives and offer an extravagant welcome to everyone.
“This task has been an easy one, here at Hayshire. It’s a naturally welcoming, friendly, and loving community of faith. When you first walk in, you are greeted as if they have been waiting for you to arrive. There is no such thing as strangers at Hayshire, just friends waiting to meet.”
Pastor Brenda received her MDiv (Masters of Divinity) in 2011 from Lancaster Theological Seminary. Prior to that, her educational background is in business administration, and she has provided secretarial/ administration support in various organizations and industries including school districts, manufacturing and construction companies, hospitals, and even Lancaster Theological Seminary prior to entering as a student. Pastor Brenda is currently deepening her own Spiritual practices and journey as she expands her skills in a Ministry of Spiritual Direction course taught at the Center for Spiritual Development out of Carlisle, PA.