FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 01, 2017
MEET EVAN GOURLEY,
CAMPUS STAFF TO PHILAU
Pilgrim Church announces Evan Gourley as full-time Campus Staff to Philadelphia University with the Coalition for Christian Outreach. Evan begins in early June 2017.
Evan is responsible for all the tasks of a visible, present witness for Jesus’ Kingdom among students at Philadelphia University and the PhilaU students living nearby. Looking to connect students with local churches, including Pilgrim, Evan will also be part of Pilgrim’s staff serving on Pilgrim’s Outreach Team with an emphasis on local university students. An enthusiastic self-starter, Evan is eager to begin showing hospitality to students upon his moving to the neighborhood near Pilgrim.
Evan will join us from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA, where he serves with CCO as a Fellow in partnership with Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana, PA.
Evan attended Catholic schools growing up in Western Pennsylvania and took a bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Religious Studies from Grove City College in Grove City, PA in 2016. He loves the outdoors, having served with A Christian Ministry in the National Parks at Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, for one summer and staffing the Ocean City Fishing Center in Ocean City, NJ, another summer. Evan married Rachel, his wife, one year ago. Rachel has secured a post with Teach For America here in Philadelphia.
Evan says, “We feel called to Philadelphia…I’m already seeing at Pilgrim that there’s younger couples to befriend and older men and women to potentially mentor us…We’re excited about the community!”