Drew Ditzel was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and the Presbyterian Church. He is a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary and recently has returned to Columbia to pursue a Doctorate in Ministry. Before his current role as the pastor of Lexington Presbyterian Church, Rev.Ditzel served as the senior pastor of Kairos Presbyterian Church for eight years. While serving as head pastor of Kairos Presbyterian Church, he led a diverse New Church Development through the process of becoming a chartered church in the PC(USA).
Drew has a passion for teaching and learning. He is fascinated by the endless power and relevance of Holy Scripture and enjoys nothing more than discussing the ways God continues to speak through these old words, whether it be over coffee, in a classroom, or from the pulpit. He believes the greatest privilege of being a pastor occurs when he is invited into holy moments of sorrow and joy with others and is able to witness the God of grace at work.
Drew and his wife Amelia first met on a mission trip with their high school youth group. They have three children: Will (10), Beau (8), and Ann Evelyn (almost 4, as she would say) who love school, music, sports and scouts. The Ditzel family enjoys being outside; they have a family goal of visiting every National Park together (5 down, quite a few to go). In his freetime, Drew loves to garden and propagate plants, paint with acrylics, and read.