Reverend Adan A. Mairena was born in Central America and was raised in Chicago, Texas, and New Mexico. Adan is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Adan moved to Pennsylvania in 2003 to serve as a Lilly Resident in Ministry at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Adan was then called by the Presbytery of Philadelphia to be the organizing pastor The West Kensington Ministry.
Rev. Adan serves, or has served, on multiple boards, task forces, and planning committees. Some of which include:
- Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity – Esperanza inc.
- NewCORE (Conversation on Race and Ethnicity)
- Mayors’ Office of Faith Based Initiatives – Philadelphia
- PhillyCAM (Philadelphia’s first public access television station)
- Board of Pensions, Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Interfaith Peace Walk
- North Philadelphia Weed and Seed
- New Sanctuary Movement Philadelphia
- Kensington Equal Partners in Change stakeholders
Adan enjoys traveling, reading the newspaper, blogs, weekly news magazines, going to the movies, playing guitar, and listening to live music.