Rev. Zachary Ritvalsky, M.A.

Vice President of Institutional Alignment

zritvalsky@lbc.edu

215.329.5400 ext: 5711

As Vice President of Institutional Alignment, the Rev. Zachary Ritvalsky, formerly LBC | Capital’s Philadelphia Site Director, leads efforts to assess, create, maintain and enhance strategic alignment across all LBC | Capital locations. Ritvalsky has served as pastor of Sweet Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia for 15 years. There, he was instrumental in forming Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild (P.O.W.E.R.), a social justice ecumenical organization comprised of more than 40 faith communities. Ritvalsky also oversaw the opening of the Carroll Park Center for Hope, Help and Healing, which provides legal, housing and job placement services to residents of West Philadelphia. Additionally, Ritvalsky worked alongside community members to form the HMC2 Realty Development Corporation, a for-profit real estate development company financed, owned and operated by local community residents. Ritvalsky earned his M.A. in Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary and also held positions with several corporations, including LF Driscoll, Bristol Myers Squibb and Ernst & Young.

Education

M.A. in Theological Studies – Westminster Theological Seminary, Glenside, PA