Rev. Elmo Actor
Associate Pastor; Religion teacher, Youth Group Pastor
B.S. in Physical Therapy, Temple University; Masters of Divinity (MDiv.) from the Academy of the New Church Theological School.
I graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, in Pennsylvania, in 2017. Before coming to the Glenview New Church I ministered and taught for the Oak Arbor New Church and School in Rochester, Michigan. In addition to teaching and my regular pastoral work, I serve as the youth pastor, Head of Outreach, and acted as Head of the Reopening Committee (A committee dedicated to all Covid-19 related guidance and issues).
I was born and raised in Glenview, and after working most of the last three decades in the Philadelphia, area, it’s a true homecoming for me to return as a pastor for the church and school I attended growing up. I have worked in various community jobs before entering into the ministry later in life which has provided me with useful insights, varied skills, and an approachable style in my leadership.
The Glenview New Church School provides an ideal place for me to share my love of the Lord and my love of teaching with students from age 3 to 8th grade. It is amazing how much more a person can learn and do when they have a healthy view of the Lord and understand the ways in which He is consistently providing for a person’s benefit – the Lord loves you.