Rev. Eric Corbin
Rev. Eric Corbin
Eric brings a unique combination of pastoral and technological experience to First Presbyterian. His undergraduate degree is in Computer Engineering Technology, and he worked in various positions in technology for nearly fifteen years. The majority of his technological experience was in academic environments, ranging from a graduate school with around 350 students to a university with over 40,000 students. He has also worked in corporate environments, from under 10 employees to a Fortune 500 company.
Eric grew up in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and was ordained there. Several years ago, he felt led to transfer his ordination to the PC(USA), where he has served since 2015. He is the grandson, son, and cousin of ordained ministers. Eric has been active in the church for his whole life. His service to the church began with playing the piano for worship services as a youth. As Eric grew, his leadership in the denomination did as well. In the years leading up to entering the pastorate in 2006, he served in a variety of roles including Campus Ministry Leader, Youth Conference Leader, and Workshop Leader. After entering pastoral ministry, he served a small but active congregation in Tennessee for nearly seven years. His service at that congregation allowed him to develop skills for ministry across all areas of the church, especially in leading worship and preaching, outreach, pastoral care, and leadership. After moving to Illinois, Eric served as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Champaign for six years, where he was involved with most aspects of the ministry of the congregation, including preaching, worship leadership, pastoral care, confirmation, adult education, Stephen Ministry, missions, and technology.
Eric received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology from The University of Memphis in 1997 and his Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2010. Both degrees were conferred with honors.
Eric feels honored to be Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock. Eric and his wife, Kristi, have three lively children who bring them great joy!