The Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: First Presbyterian Church, Kerrville, TX

Elaine Dreeben serves as the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Kerrville, TX. Elaine received a B.A. in religion and psychology from Schreiner University and her M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A native Texan, she has served as Lilly Pastoral Resident at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas, TX and as Pastor of Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church in Canyon Lake, TX.

Elaine's call to ministry centers heavily on building and nurturing community, within and beyond the walls of the church building. Her ministry has taken many forms from pub theology and coffee shop bible studies to facilitating virtual and grassroots efforts to foster human connection. Elaine has been featured as the keynote speaker at the Mo Ranch College Connection, serves on the Mission Presbytery Committee on Preparation for Ministry, and is active in ecumenical organizations including the Young Clergy Women's Project and UNCO. Her writing has been featured in Fidelia's Sisters and Partners in Prayer (Chalice Press). 

Perhaps Elaine's biggest "experiment" in Christian community has been the growth and nurture of her family-husband, Sam, two young children, and their dog, John Knox. 


Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben

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Elaine Dreeben: A Homegoing Song

Tuesday November 22, 2016
Psalm 122 is a pilgrimage song, most likely sung by the faithful making their way up to Jerusalem. And the Rev. Elaine Dreeben says it’s the perfect scripture for the first Sunday of Advent because it reminds us that, though our high holy day of Christmas is only 4 weeks away, the fullness of God’s vision is still a long way off.

Elaine Dreeben: The Reign of Re-memberance

Tuesday November 15, 2016
In her sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Elaine Dreeben challenges us as members of Christ's body to be prophets, change agents, and reminders to the world of God's tender mercy and forgiveness even in life's most difficult moments. We're called to point to God's power made perfect in weakness.