Caroline Unzaga

Associate Pastor

Caroline was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a cradle Presbyterian and was baptized and confirmed at Peachtree Presbyterian Church.  Following high school, Caroline attended college at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  As graduation approached, she felt God’s calling to serve in the mission field as a Young Adult Volunteer through the PC(USA) in Argentina.

Over the course of almost three years, Caroline served the church in various ways in Argentina, working primarily as a volunteer chaplain at a skilled nursing care facility.  Learning Spanish forced Caroline to slow down, be present, and listen hard, an invaluable lesson that is still relevant in her life and ministry today.

Caroline returned to the United States and began a new season as a seminarian at Princeton Theological Seminary.  During that time, she was a student minister at Brick Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and Frontera de Cristo on the U.S./Mexican border.   She found herself invigorated by ministry in these different settings, especially when visiting and supporting those in crisis and transition.

Following graduation, Caroline immersed herself in the ministries of faith formation and pastoral care.  She worked as the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries at Fanwood Presbyterian Church.  And during this time, she also completed her first of many units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).  Since then, she has served in private hospitals, state psychiatric hospitals, and at the VA Medical Center as a chaplain.

Most recently, Caroline has served as a Chaplain at Greystone Park Psychiatric hospital, as well as serving as a Chaplain Educator at Overlook Medical Center.  She also remained connected to the church, serving in the role of stated supply pastor in various churches, as well as the co-chair of the Committee for Preparation of Ministry in the presbytery.

Caroline is married to Ignaki and is the mother to Isabel and Sebastian.  In her free time, she enjoys running, playing tennis, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.