Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church
1865 Knoxlyn Road * Gettysburg, PA 17325 * (717) 642-5332
Director of Congregational Care and Christian Nurture
Though Sean was born in Richmond, he has spent most of his life in Boiling Springs. There, Sean got to enjoy football, wrestling, fishing, and anything outdoors, but he also dabbled in the arts, playing jazz trombone and even trying my hand in musical theatre. And he's glad he did - he met his wife Adrienne during a musical they were in at Shippensburg University. After several years of dating and a beautiful wedding in Carlisle, they moved to South Carolina while Sean finished his masters degree in ministry and chaplaincy at Columbia International University. Their family hasn’t stopped growing since! They have a precious 2 year old daughter named Cosette (“Co-zet”) and new baby boy named John.
Sean writes: "I am excited to start serving you, the congregation of this beautiful historic church, as much as possible. I am available to talk or visit any time, and I will shortly be setting up office and visitation hours to make sure I’m available to you! I genuinely look forward to getting to know you and the church family better in the coming weeks and months. I sincerely pray for this position and congregation, that together we can continue to be the loving hands and feet of Jesus not only to each other, but to the community we live in."
Pastor Troy Morgan comes from Waukesha, Wisconsin. In school, he enjoyed drama, music, and sports. In 1987 upon graduation from High School, he was awarded the National Presbyterian College Scholarship. He went to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota for university and there studied Theatre, Music and did a self-designed course in Church Drama. After graduation Troy worked for a Christian Radio Station in Minneapolis and later Thompson-Reuters in their Westlaw division. Feeling called by God, he studied theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey where he became the research assistant to Professor Dr. James Loder.
Troy Morgan graduated from Princeton in September of 2003 being awarded the Seward Hiltner Prize in Theology and Personality and a Senior Class Fellowship in Practical Theology. On August 24, 2003 the Presbyterian Church (USA) ordained him as a minister of the word and sacrament for the American Church in London. His interest in peace studies eventually led him to Northern Ireland where he served for seven years. Rev. Morgan served as the pastor of the Vienna Community Church three years following that. VCC is an International Interdenominational English speaking church based in Vienna, Austria. Under Troy’s leadership Sunday morning attendance steadily grew and Young Adult and children’s work, spiritual retreats, alumni activities and outreach programs were re-established. Troy Morgan is currently the Senior Pastor at Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church where Troy preaches, leads weekly prayer and Bible study activities, organizes worship and writes a monthly Li’l Ripples Article.
While not a native of Pennsylvania, Troy enjoys being in Gettysburg and all of the history and culture surrounding it. In his spare time, he enjoys running and walking around the battlefield, fencing and participating in local theatre programs. Troy’s theology is somewhat eclectic, drawing on various traditions, with the root being the sovereignty of God, authority of scripture, the redemption Christ and the movement of the Holy Spirit both in and on the church and the individual. Experience in international and academic venues has provided Troy a broad understanding of the world at large and various ways both church and community can be built. He especially enjoys exploring the links between theology and science. Troy is currently a member of the Carlisle Presbyteries’ Commission on Ministry and Clergy Care Committee.
Reverend Troy Morgan
Pastor, Lower March Creek Presbyterian Church