Jeff Gissing

Jeff ‘s mission is to be the trusted guide who helps people think deeply, see differently, and understand the world and their place in it.


Jeff Gissing is transitional Pastor/Head of Staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the western suburbs of Chicago. He has been an ordained minister in the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) since 2016. Prior to that Jeff was a Minister of the Word and Sacraments in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

He joined Westminster during Eastertide 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic had caused the congregation to suspend in-person worship services.

For the last year he has walked with the church through the protracted trauma of the pandemic–with it’s isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty–as well as through the stormy 2020 Presidential election and the general anxiety of a transition.

When the weather permits, he enjoys cycling. He’s an avid reader (theology, history, and leadership) who enjoys playing FIFA, going for walks, and cooking out with his wife and kids.

“There’s a lot of cleverness in the world but not much goodness.”

Gleb Vikentievich Nirzhin in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, In The First Circle

Think. See. Act.