Profile - About Rev. Adam Ericksen
Adam was a youth minister at First Congregational Church of
Wilmette, in Wilmette, Illinois, for eight years. While there,
he led weekly youth group sessions for middle school and high
school students. He also organized volunteer activities, led
intergenerational service nights, and taught adult educational
In 2014, Adam, his wife Carrie, and their children, Brayden,
Gavin, and Abbie, decided to move back home to Oregon. They
first moved to Eugene to be close to Carrie’s parents.
Adam became a member in discernment at the First Congregational
Church of Eugene, where he helped with the youth group.
The Ericksens then moved to Tigard, Oregon, when Carrie was
offered a new employment opportunity.
While in the Portland area, Adam has led the youth group at
Smyrna, UCC in Canby, and most recently served as the Minister
of Faith Development at Lake Oswego United Church of Christ.
Adam earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Garrett
Evangelical Theological Seminary, where he wrote a master’s
thesis titled “Love and Nonviolence in Christianity
and Islam.” He is a graduate of Linfield College where
he majored in Religious Studies. He enjoys writing for the
Raven Foundation website and the Sojourners blog. He also
likes coaching his son’s soccer and basketball teams,
making breakfast, long walks on the beach, and his favorite
dessert is still chocolate chip cookies and milk.