The Reverend Robin Lyn Valdez began her ministry at Emmanuel in October of 2001. Before coming to EPC, Robin served in a variety of pastoral leadership positions, from Associate Pastor to Solo Pastor to Pastor/Head of Staff, in congregations of widely varying sizes. Robin has also made regular contributions on the presbytery, synod, and General Assembly levels. She has served as both moderator and vice-moderator of General Assembly committees and as a member of a number of presbytery committees throughout her ministerial career. Robin has also served as conference preacher for two summer youth conferences at Montreat in North Carolina, as well as preaching for their worship series.
After graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Music Education, Robin attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, completing her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She then moved to the DFW area. It was during her time at Northpark Presbyterian Church in Dallas that Robin sensed a call to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. She attended McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, earning her Master of Divinity degree in 1989. Robin was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in November, 1989 and recently celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry.
Robin enjoys spending time with her husband, Keith, and their four-legged daughter, Ava. Her hobbies include walking, reading, swimming, and listening to and performing a wide variety of musical styles, especially vocal jazz.
Robin welcomes the opportunity to chat with you about the many activities, programs, and mission opportunities in the surrounding community and throughout the DFW area. Come and see what God is doing at Emmanuel and discover a place of nurture and encouragement.