Our pastors are Terri and Michael Church. They met as seminary students, and have been married since 1995. They have served congregations in metropolitan New York. For three years, they also served as missionaries in Romania.
The Rev. Terri Church was born in New Orleans, and raised in Waco, Texas. She holds a BA from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. For many years, she has been involved in ministry to the poor and homeless, including extensive work with Habitat for Humanity. At Our Saviour, she also coordinates the ministry to families and youth.
The Rev. Michael Church is a native of New York. He holds degrees from Vassar College, Princeton Theological Seminary and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Pastor Michael has a passion for worship and preaching, as well as for Silver Age comics. Email him at: email@example.com
Sharon Hammel is our parish administrative assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bettie Shiflett was once asked to “fill in” as Our Saviour’s organist, until a permanent musician could be found. Mrs. Shiflett has been “filling in” for more than 40 years, and shows no sign of stopping.
Dean Kolb directs Our Saviour’s choir. An accomplished vocalist himself, he is also a skilled and patient teacher – not to mention husband, father and Scout leader. Mr. Kolb is particularly keen to welcome new members to the choir.
Brian Stevenson is the leader of Voices of Praise, Our Saviour’s contemporary music ensemble. A graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Brian has previously served as a parish youth minister. An accomplished musician, he plays (by last count) some 28 different instruments.
Susan Kiser directs Our Saviour’s handbell choir.
Joanne Smoot is our sexton. A proud veteran of the United States Army, Joanne is very involved with the Remington post of the American Legion.