Corey Widmer

Corey Widmer is Associate Pastor for Preaching at Third Presbyterian Church and Co-pastor of East End Fellowship, both in Richmond, VA. He holds a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently a PhD candidate in practical theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Before returning to the US for Seminary, Corey spent three years as “Study Assistant” for the Rev. John Stott, meaning he did everything from writing and research to fetching prescriptions and carrying luggage. In 2005 Corey was called to Third Presbyterian Church, and the Widmers moved to inner-city Richmond to join a group of friends committed to racial reconciliation and desiring and equip the church to become a missional community, reaching out across the city to lead people to Jesus Christ and to embody his Kingdom of peace and justice. Since February 2008, he has also served as co-pastor of East End Fellowship, a multi-ethnic neighborhood congregation in Church Hill in the East End of Richmond. When he’s not working, Corey enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, reading, or spending time in the outdoors hiking, running, biking or bird watching—all of which are much better when he’s accompanied by his wife Sarah and his four little girls, Sophie, Anna, Phoebe, and Frances.