Dr. David MinerAssistant Pastor of Mission & Visitation
David and Eleanor Miner moved to the College Park area to be closer to grandchildren after David retired from a pastorate in northern New Jersey. Having attended Wallace PCA for a number of months, the pastoral staff and Session offered David further ministry as Assistant Pastor for Visitation and Missions. He accepted and was installed in November 2014.
David and Eleanor were married in 1970 and have six children including Mary Miner and Ruth Zuba, both members of Wallace, and 13 grandchildren.
David was raised in India where his parents were medical missionaries with a Baptist group. Eleanor was raised in New Jersey. They met in Wheaton, Illinois after college when David was in seminary prior to graduate studies in philosophy. After Army service and graduate school, he did not find a philosophy teaching position and worked in carpentry for about twelve years while doing some theology teaching on the side. Then in 1992 he was granted the privilege of serving as pastor in the PCA church in Millburn/Short Hills where they had been members since 1979. He retired in 2012.
David has had an interest in woodworking since he spent many hours watching an Indian cabinetmaker as a child. Eleanor has an interest in gardening and bird watching. Both often walk together. Both delight in the increased time they have for reading and attending separate book clubs. They also enjoy skyping with scattered children and grandchildren and occasional trips to visit them in Prague and Seattle.