The Rev. Dr. Debra J. K. Bronkema

I am excited by the power of story to transform lives!  Through reflecting on creativity and spirituality, my hope is to help you explore possibilities for growth in your relationship with yourself, other people, and God.

Upcoming Retreat

Creative Writing as a Spiritual Practice offered at Cedarkirk Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center on January 24th-26th, 2021  For more information – follow the link below.

Creative Writing Groups - Online

Creative Writing as a Spiritual Practice Groups are happening online now! You can join an email group, or a Facebook page, and begin writing with a community of people who want to grow in faith through writing!



I’ve been a Pastor since 1993, and currently serve the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church in New York. My congregation in Pleasantville is warm and welcoming – and would love to have you visit. We also invite you to be part of our digital church community – where we grow together through spirit-filled worship, intentional faith development and transforming mission opportunities.


Front Cover.JPGIn 2018, I published Finding Manna, which is the story of a young women’s journey to find her life. The book is published by Parson’s Porch Books – you can buy the book and/or learn more about them here:



Retreats,  workshops and facilitated online communities – this program has reached people all across the country! I can’t wait to help you explore the power of stories to change your life. Learn more about the program, and consider coming to an upcoming retreat.