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Rev. Robbie Schmidtberger

Lead Pastor

Robbie is deeply passionate about seeing Jesus' disciples open up their lives, practicing hospitality, and talking about their faith with others.

Robbie and his wife Jennifer live in a 3 story row home in downtown West Chester. Before coming to West Chester to plant Iron Works, Robbie served churches in Pittsburgh, Kennett Square and Wilmington, Delaware

If you're about town, you'll readily discover Robbie at one of the Borough's local coffee shops. He served on the editorial team for Heal Us, Emmanuel: A Call to Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church, which has been named a must read on the subject.   


Nicole O’Leary

Community outreach director

Nicole spearheads our community outreach, by researching service agencies and organizing opportunities either for our community groups or for the entire church. It is her goal to see Iron Works serve West Chester intentionally with the servant heart of Christ. 

Nicole is a trained social worker, with professional experience as a Child Advocate for children within foster care, and is a member of Iron Works Church. She’s married to Parker, who together serve on their community groups’ leadership team and in a variety of roles in our church life.  


Kate gale

Music director

Kate helps coordinate the music team at Iron Works, and works with the pastoral team to shape the theme and flow of our worship gatherings. She has played piano and sang on music teams since her high school years.

Kate is a grad student at West Chester University and is a member of Iron Works Church. She is married to Nate and reside in West Goshen.


Kelli Stewart 

Kids Church Director

Kelli leads our kid’s church, where we teach God’s story to children in a safe, loving, gracious environment.

A native Midwesterner, Kelli first came east for grad school at the University of Delaware.  After bouncing up and down the East Coast, she and her husband Shaun and their two small boys have settled in Kennett Township.  They are happy to be putting down roots and engaging in community life through Iron Works Church.

If you want to learn more about the ways we serve kids, check out our kids page


Sarah Brown

Nursery Coordinator

Sarah helps us love little ones well by overseeing our infant and toddler nursery, which involves hiring and supervising our childcare.

Sarah is married to Joe, and together they have a real passion to see people cultivate life with one another and Jesus. They regularly host game nights, and serve on the connect team.


Kyra Dunlap

Ministry Administrator

Kyra provides broad-range pastoral, ministry, and project support throughout our church life by helping to organizing practical, tangible care for the IronWorks community. She is responsible for ensuring all our ministry teams are staffed for Sunday worship.

Kyra is a recent West Chester University graduate and is an intern with Cru.

Our Leadership

The Presbyterian denomination is unique due to its church government. Presbyterian churches are not led only by a lead pastor but instead by a group of elders (of which the lead pastor is one.) Currently, Iron Works Church is a church plant which means we borrow the elders of our mother/sister church in Phoenixville. Our elders meet together once a month to pray for the church and discuss church business.

We employ a small staff in order to be good stewards of our budget, and rely on volunteers to help run our ministries.