Reverend Elizabeth O’Neill began her ministry as pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in November, 2000. Elizabeth has served as Mission and Social Justice Committees through the PCUSA; she has served on the Board of MAO, the Presbyterian Children’s Home in Talladega, AL; she is an active participant in Interfaith Montgomery and has served on the Leadership Council, as well as the Board of Directors of Faith in Action Alabama.
Elizabeth earned her Masters of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and is also a 1996 graduate of the Spiritual Formation Program at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA. Her undergraduate work in Education, and specifically Religious Education, led to 17 years of service in primarily urban churches in St. Louis. Her certification as a Spiritual Director led to service as a Pastoral Consultant in the Exodus Program, an addiction recovery program in St. Lous. She was a participant in the PCUSA Global Mission program, “Educating for Mission in the Middle East”, and has participated in Circle of Trust work through the Center for Courage and Renewal for a number of years.
Elizabeth is the mother of two daughters and two sons, and grandmother (Nana) to one granddaughter and two grandsons. She is an avid reader and an amateur writer and poet who loves to travel, dig in the dirt, grow herbs and mess around in the kitchen.