Pastor Eric Garner

The Rev. Eric Garner, Pastor

The Rev. Eric Garner, Pastor

Though born in a small town in Pennsylvania, Eric spent the majority of his youth in the Bay Area of California. Growing up in a pastor’s household, Eric was convinced that he would never work for a church – so our God certainly has an ironic sense of humor.

Eventually Eric worked his way down to San Luis Obispo to study history at Cal Poly, during which time he began working in youth ministry in 2005. Following his time in San Luis Obispo, he spent a year working for Mount Hermon Christian Camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Eric then went east to New Jersey where he received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.

New Jersey proved to be  a temporary fit for Eric, so he returned to San Luis Obispo to serve as a youth director at the First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo. This position grew into greater areas of pastoral concern, and has directed Eric to pursue a call to ordained pastoral ministry.

Eric enjoys reading, writing, cooking, cycling, and tree climbing. Also, he is a firm believer that almost any situation can be improved with a nice cup of tea in hand.