Dr. Jim Gilchrist

Dr. Jim Gilchrist, a native of southwestern Pennsylvania, is the senior pastor and head of staff at Westminster Presbyterian Church. He holds undergraduate and divinity degrees from Yale University, a master’s in international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in history and policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He has taught at Carnegie Mellon, Dickinson College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His interests include Christian spiritual formation, local and international mission, religion and public life, interfaith relations and topics in science and religion. Jim and his wife, Gwenn, have two grown children, Jeremy and Anna.