Welcome from
Eric O. Ledermann

about.me/ericledermann twitter.com/ericledermann facebook.com/ericledermann Eric Ledermann

Thanks for stopping in. Pour yourself a cup o' jo, take a load off your feet, and check out what's here. You are looking at my ramblings about issues of faith, life and culture—they are my own and are not necessarily shared by those with whom I work, live or otherwise engage.

My journey has led my family and me across the country where I have been introduced to a lot of people and a lot of different ways of doing things. One passion, though, runs through all these experiences: building beloved and sustainable community. "Sustainable" community is kind of a strange notion, as communities (people) change constantly, and things are always in motion. So, the latest chapter of my life has led me to the notion of "impermanence"—not an idea that comes naturally in a culture that likes to build monuments to our greatness for future generations to view and admire. But, I'm trying to practice my awareness of impermanence—the idea that nothing is permanent, nothing is forever, and things are always in flux.

Feel free to share your comments and engage in any conversation that may be happening here, but just know that I do reserve the right to delete any spam or anything I deem inappropriate or offensive. I look forward to dialoguing with anyone who cares to dialogue!

Peace and blessings,
                   Eric Ledermann

To subscribe to my blog
enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner

Book Store

Twitter Feed

New Pastoral Call – Days 3 & 4

My first week as the new pastor has come to a close, my office is, sadly, still in shambles (though getting better), and I am in preparation mode for preaching my first sermon to a group of folks I have yet to really know. I want it to go well, not because I want the congregation to like me, but because I want Sunday to actually be worshipful. And, if I’m honest, I also want […]

New Pastoral Call – Days 1 & 2

Tuesday I began a new call as pastor/teaching elder at University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ. In their bulletin they describe themselves as an intentionally “open and affirming community” where “all are welcome.” It is refreshing! But, it is still a congregation in transition, as so many are these days. They have been without an installed minister for three years, having been served admirably and faithfully by two interim ministers. The congregation is […]

The Rev. Ed Delair (1955-2012)

Photo by Beverly Brown Garrett (posted on Facebook)

I’m still wrapping my head around it. I can’t believe he is gone, so sudden. Ed was an amazing guy, naturally humble in heart, welcoming to anyone and everyone, including an arrogant young minister like me when I served with him in Miami Presbytery (Ohio)—believe it or not, I was even more stubborn back then! I have so many hand written notes from him with his […]