Perugia, Italy Rev. Andrea Ferrari (for the latest update click here)
After 16 years of service as the pastor of the Chiesa Riformata Filadelfia in Milan, Rev. Andrea Ferrari moved on June 6th, 2018 to the city of Perugia to plant a new Reformed church. Rev. Ferrari has been ordained by the Consistory of Christ URC, Santee, CA and continues to serve under its oversight as church-planting pastor of the Chiesa Riformata of Perugia, which at the moment numbers 15 members (11 adults and 4 children).
Perugia is located in the region of Umbria, in central Italy (about 70 miles south of Florence and about 100 miles north of Rome). Umbria counts a little less than one million people and it is one of the smallest regions of Italy. The city of Perugia counts about 165, 000 people and around it there are smaller towns that bring the total population within a diameter of 25 miles to approximately 250,000 persons. Being trapped in the middle between Florence and Rome, through the centuries Perugia has been deeply influenced by the papacy. In fact, it is a place that has been very little exposed to the light of the gospel. Sadly, even today Umbria is one of the less evangelized areas of Italy. In the whole region there are less than a thousand Protestants believers and there are no other confessional Reformed or Presbyterian churches.
Rev. Ferrari has been married to Cristina since 1992 and the two of them grew two sons: Simone (25) and Daniele (24) who are living in Milan.