Rev. Robbie Schmidtberger
Robbie is deeply passionate about seeing Jesus' disciples open up their lives, practicing hospitality and talking about faith.
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.
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.
In addition to serving as our Music Leader, Josh is a crane operator, loving husband and father to three adorable kiddos. Josh works with Pastor Robbie to develop and implement the musical aspect of our worship gatherings.
Josh has an intriguing story. He did not grow up in the church but came to faith a few years ago. When he learned that one of his bandmates went to City Church, he invited himself to visit. After that one visit, he began to belong, began serving and playing music, participating in a community group, and was baptized. Obviously, music was a big factor that led him to belong, believe and become more like Jesus. (He even met his wife, Christin, through their common love for music.)
Kids Church Director
Kelli leads our kid’s church, where we teach God’s story to children in a safe, loving, gracious environment. She comes to Iron Works after serving in other churches: City Church of Philadelphia, Faith Christian Fellowship in Baltimore, and Christ the King Presbyterian Church, in Newton MA.
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 helps us love little ones well by overseeing our infant and toddler nursery. She comes to Iron Works by way of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of West Chester, where she led the children's ministry team. Sarah is married to Joe and together they have a real passion to see people cultivate life with one another and Jesus, so she also organizes our Newcomers Lunches.