Phil GebbenGreen and his wife Julie bring us the services of a dynamic ministry couple—a first for EPC. Phil loves worship planning and leadership, preaching, church music, and Bible study. In the Presbyterian world, Phil is working to encourage peaceful and gracious conversations about controversial and tricky topics, employing his training in non-violent communication where possible.
Phil is also the handyman at EPC, and he enjoys working with his hands and varying his day between spiritual and physical endeavors. This is reflected in his hobbies that include weightlifting and reading, cooking and movies, and then some more reading (preferably fantasy, history, or a good novel). Phil and Julie have three children: Isaac, Micah, and Lydia.
Julie GebbenGreen enjoys serving in a Presbyterian Church as a co-pastor with her husband, Phil. Julie uses her gift of hospitality to reach out to new members and folk of our community, most recently EPC’s next door neighbor, Highland Park High School. At the same time, she is a Christian mystic who searches deep within her own soul for connection with God and insight from scripture as she preaches, leads prayers, and introduces EPC to various disciplines of faith. Julie is also passionate about the health of organizations, and she works with a Presbytery committee that helps pastors and churches in their daily lives and in crisis situations.
Julie not only raises three children, but also raises chickens in her backyard in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. She volunteers at her children’s school and her local library while wearing out her library card. She helped bring Paint the Pavement (www.paintthepavement.org) to St. Paul and to her neighborhood and loves to think about and be active in placemaking. She recently ran in her first 5k race and rediscovered her love of doing fabric art.
Krysta Niznick has been with Edgcumbe as the administrator since November, 2018. She along with her husband live in south Minneapolis with their three children.
By day Marisol Guevara works for Edgcumbe Montessori School as a teacher. In the evenings you are likely to find her, and her family, here cleaning the church. She has been on our staff since 2008 and does an exceptional job keeping our building clean given the many events that take place here daily.