Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church’s two-year search for a new head pastor is over. Rev. Matthew Ruffner was elected following a congregational meeting yesterday. He also preached at the church for the first time during a combined, single worship service.
“I believe God calls particular people to particular places at particular times, and I am excited that God has called our family to the Preston Hollow family,” Ruffner said in a statement.
Ruffner succeeds longtime pastor Blair Monie in the position, who retired in June 2014. Monie announced his impending retirement in 2013 to provide the pastor nominating committee with sufficient time to search.
Ruffner comes to PHPC from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga. His wife, Sarah, is a physician assistant in cardiology. The couple has an 18-month-old daughter named Olivia.