Lindley Grant DeGarmo, an honorably retired minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is serving as Interim Pastor of Union Church while it negotiates the transition between the twenty-seven-year pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Paul DeHoff, who retired in June 2019, and the call of a new permanent pastor. He and his wife, Sarah Finlayson, are the parents of a daughter, Ellie, who lives in Manhattan.
Dr. DeGarmo last served as pastor and head of staff of Towson Presbyterian Church, a 600-member congregation located in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. He was called to Towson from the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, where he served as Interim Associate Pastor. Dr. DeGarmo’s call to ministry came after a long career in international business and finance. He spent seven years with Exxon Corporation and its affiliates in the corporate finance and strategic planning functions, followed by a dozen years on Wall Street, where he headed the Global Independent Power Group at Salomon Brothers.
Dr. DeGarmo earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Princeton University; a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, New York City; and a Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary.