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First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich
Pastor Nominating Committee 


A note from the PNC
The Pastor Nominating Committee is pleased to present Sean Miller as
our candidate for Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of
Greenwich. Sean brings a unique set of gifts and experiences that will
serve our congregation well in the years to come.
From our first meeting with Sean, our committee was struck by his
professional accomplishments as much as his loving, easy-going manner
and deeply faithful approach to life and ministry. His experience in
creating strong and lasting communities of faith, in developing and
growing youth and young family programs, in supporting mission and
outreach, and leading a church in the Presbyterian tradition - both
spiritually and intellectually - made him a natural choice.
Sean brings to Greenwich a pastor’s heart, a gift for preaching, a love of
music, a terrific sense of humor, a strong family, and the quiet humility of a
life-long Cub’s fan.
With hope for the future and grateful hearts for the journey we’ve taken to
get to this day, the PNC whole-heartedly and unanimously supports
Reverend Miller’s candidacy.

Pastor Nominating Committee:
Lilian Eng
Lee Ganshaw
Bee Hawks
Bev Jomo
Hellen Kim

Jack Larken
Matt Lorig
Debra Mecky
Lori Niehaus
Cai Boldt Pandolfino

Hal Ritch
Charlene Roberson
Steve Waters
Peter Williams
Carl Reimers

Reverend Sean Miller

Senior Minister Candidate

May 22, 2016

About Sean
Born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois, Sean attended the University of
Colorado, Boulder, where he graduated summa cum laude with
distinction, receiving Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Religious Studies and
Music. Sean received his Master of Divinity from McCormick
Theological Seminary in 2005.
In 2011, Sean accepted a call to serve as Pastor and Head of Staff at
Potomac Presbyterian Church in Maryland, where he currently presides.
Potomac is an affluent suburb of Washington, DC, with a smaller
population, but similar demographic to Greenwich. At Potomac, Sean
helped leadership transition into a new chapter after a long pastorate,
becoming a much-loved community builder and leader of a vibrant
church. He led the first church capital campaign in 25 years, welcomed
100 youth and adults into membership, oversaw expansion and
development of mission efforts, and strengthened his church’s
connections with Presbytery and denominational efforts.
Prior to Potomac, he served for six years as Associate Pastor for Family
Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, Illinois, a
1500-member church in a Northwest suburb of Chicago. There, Sean
led a youth group of 50+ middle/high school youth, oversaw the
Director of Children’s Ministries and Nursery School Staff, and
developed a mid-week learning/service night for children, youth, and
their families. He led mission trips for youth and intergenerational
His ministry has included the development of youth and young family
programs, launching contemporary worship services, leading a worship
band, and creating partnerships in mission and education both
domestically and internationally.
Sean’s commitment to serving the wider church includes serving on the
Leadership Council (Board of Directors) of National Capital Presbytery
(110+ churches in MD, DC, VA), President of the Board of Directors
for the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, and Board of
the DC Young Adult Volunteers (YAV).

Sean is married to Dr. Sarah Miller, who earned her Ph.D in
Forced Migration from Oxford University and holds degrees
from Valparaiso University and the University of Chicago.
Sarah is from the Chicago area and is the daughter of a
Presbyterian minister.
Recently, Sarah has served as Adjunct Professor at American
University and is a Franklin Fellow at the US Department of
State, consulting for NGOs, policy-makers and academics
concerning refugee resettlement. She is working on a book on
Syrian displacement to be published later in 2016.
Sean and Sarah have a daughter, Hannah, who was born in May
of 2014. They are joyfully awaiting an addition to the family in
October! Hannah will attend the Nursery School at FPCG this
fall. The Millers, along with their two Labrador retrievers, will
live at the manse on Sound Beach Avenue.

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