Rev. Dr. Richard Kannwischer

Senior Pastor

Dr. Richard Kannwischer is both humbled and honored to be called as Peachtree Presbyterian Church’s Senior Pastor, and to share in the joy of following Jesus Christ together. He is excited to be a part of this next season of leadership and to serve the city of Atlanta. One of the most important moments in Rich’s life was when the Christian faith moved from being an idea of God to a relationship with God. He looks forward to sharing those moments with this community. Prior to coming to Peachtree, Rich served as Lead Pastor at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, California for seven years. He graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, where he currently serves as a member of the board of trustees. He earned a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as a member of the board of trustees for Princeton from 2010 to 2012. He also received his Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and is currently serving the school as a member of the board of trustees. Rich is a native Texan and is married to his wife Kelly. Kelly also has her Master of Divinity from Princeton, which is where the couple met. Kelly has served in the not-for-profit sector as an executive and consultant. Rich and Kelly are the proud parents of their two precious daughters, Danica and Ashby. Rich’s other active pursuits include snow skiing, hiking, and playing golf.