Meet Our Paster
Rev. Don Esa
Rev. Esa began serving as Pastor at Woodstock Presbyterian Church in June 2012. He also is serving at the nearby Trinity Presbyterian Church, making the 23-minute trip between the churches each Sunday.
Rev. Esa served as the Associate Pastor of Education at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta, Georgia for more than 12 years. He also served at churches in Pittsburgh, PA and Cincinnati, OH before moving to West Cobb, GA in 1997.
He is a graduate of the University of Denver (BA in Mass Communications), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Fuller Theological Seminary (DMin).
Prior to seminary, Rev. Esa worked in broadcast news for several Colorado radio stations. He tells parishioners that he decided to leave the broadcast news industry so that he could tell the “Good News” rather than merely reporting all the bad news in the world.
Through the years, Rev. Esa has served on and chaired a number of presbytery committees in Ohio and Georgia. He was a commissioner to the PCUSA General Assembly for Cincinnati Presbytery.
Rev. Esa and his wife, Mary, have two grown children. Spare time activities include travel, photography, gardening, and many hikes at Kennesaw Mountain National Historical Park.