Colin P. Elliot, Associate Pastor



This is Pastor Colin’s first ordained call to ministry and he is thrilled to be serving a 4-way covenant between St. Luke Presbyterian Church, the Minnesota Conference of the United Church of Christ, the United Church of Christ in New Brighton, and himself as Associate Pastor for Youth and Families. He is grateful to St. Luke and the UCC for accepting him as a bisexual and gender fluid person, as well as to his wife and adorable daughter for their continued love and support.

He believes youth ministry shouldn't be forcing young people to memorize bible passages. Instead, he creates opportunities to explore the glory of creation. He challenges them to go farther, think deeper, and live with brave authenticity. While cultivating a loving and supportive peer group, inspired by the compassionate ministry of Jesus, he is honored to regularly watch children and youth grow and live into their best selves.