The Reverend Dr. William Weisenbach is an ordained Presbyterian Minister (PCUSA). He was honorably retired in 2012 after serving as the Senior Pastor of The First Presbyterian Church of Katonah, NY. In the midst of the 2008 recession he successfully led the church through a 2.5-million-dollar addition to its historic facility, postponing his retirement until its completion. Previously he served as the Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown in Cold Spring, NY, a small village just across the Hudson River from West Point.
His first career, from 1969 until 1993, was as the Vice President and Professor of Practical Theology at New York Theological Seminary, where he was privileged to teach literally hundreds of present-day urban church leaders including many at Sing Sing Correctional Facility where the seminary has, since 1983, offered the only accredited graduate theological program in America.
Dr. Weisenbach was educated first as a music teacher, but responding to a deeper call, enrolled at NYTS where he earned an MDIv, an STM and a DMin. He was awarded the degree, Doctor of Divinity (honorus causa), when he left the seminary at age 50 to pastor the Cold Spring congregation.
Dr. Weisenbach currently serves as and Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary where he is as a Trustee, and as a Parish Associate at the Hitchcock Presbyterian Church on Scarsdale, NY.
When not playing with his grandchildren or on call for the church, Bill studies wood sculpture at The Art Students League in NYC, is trying to learn how to play bridge, enjoys summers in Maine and is an avid, but poor golfer.