Because so many congregations are “in transition” for an extended period of time, the website lists only those congregations that are actively in transition. For more information about calls listed as “awaiting candidate” or “in study process,” please contact Bishop Zeiser. The congregation’s mission district is listed behind each congregation name and location.

Election Scheduled

St. Paul, Orwigsburg (Schuylkill)

Interviewing Candidate

St. John, St. Johns (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Christ United, Hamilton Square (Pocono)
St. Paul, Craigs Meadow (Pocono)
Grace, Shillington (West Berks)
Peace, Reading (West Berks)

Awaiting Candidate

New Bethel, Kempton (East Berks)
Heidelberg/Slatedale PC (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Holy Trinity Slovak, Northampton (Northern Lehigh Valley)
New Life, New Tripoli (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. John, Bath (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Zion, Northampton (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Trinity, Clark Summit (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)

In Study Process


In Transition

St. Andrew, Easton (Bethlehem-Easton)
St. Paul, Bethlehem (Bethlehem-Easton)
Hope, Bowers (East Berks)
Christ, Spangsville (East Berks)
Holy Trinity, Leesport (East Berks)
St. Luke, Shoemakersville (East Berks)
Trinity, Topton (East Berks)
Zion Moselem, Kutztown (East Berks)
St. Luke, Freeland (Hazleton-Lehighton)
St. Matthew, Weatherly (Hazleton-Lehighton)
St. Peter, Mantzville (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Trinity, West Hazelton (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Zions, Weatherly (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Cedar, Cetronia (Lehigh)
Jerusalem, Western Salisbury (Lehigh)
St. Mark, Allentown (Lehigh)
Trinity Memorial, Allentown (Lehigh)
St. John, Nazareth (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Ziegels, Weisenberg Township (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. Mark, Appenzell (Pocono)
Salem-Hetzel’s, Pine Grove (Schuylkill)
Good Shepherd, Wilkes-Barre (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
St. John, Nanticoke (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
St. Mark, Pond Hill (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
Freidens, Bernville (West Berks)
Grace, Reading (West Berks)
Schwarzwald, Jacksonwald (West Berks)
St. Daniel, Robesonia (West Berks)


Rostered Leaders

Recent Roster Changes

Carstens, Jeffrey S. (St. John & St. Luke, Williams Township) St. John, Emmaus. 12/01/2018
Hand, Harold L.
(Trinity, Pottsville) Retired. 12/01/2018
Rotharpt, Chris A.
(Asst., Trinity, Pottsville) Sr. Pastor, Trinity, Pottsville. 12/01/2018
Neidig, Drew J.
(1st Call Candidate) Calvary, Laureldale. 10/20/2018
Brettell, Daniel W. (St. Paul, Bethlehem) St. Paul Third, Easton. 10/16/2018
Krentz, Michael E.
(Dean of the Chapel, United Lutheran Seminary) Retired. 09/01/2018
Kuritz, Peter D. 
(Good Shepherd, Wilkes-Barre) Retired. 09/01/2018
Wigen, Janell D.
(Good Shepherd, Wilkes-Barre) On leave from call. 09/01/2018
Pelletier, Diana K. (Deacon, Transferred from Upstate New York Synod) Director of Children & Youth Formation, St. John, Sinking Spring. 08/27/2018
Mason, Jane R.
(Deacon, retired) Transferred to Southeastern PA Synod. 08/14/2018
Csellak, Laura A.
(St. Andrew, Easton) Christ’s United, Ashland. 08/01/2018
Haines, Elizabeth A.
(Hope, Bowers) On Leave from Call. 08/01/2018
Swanson, Mark E. (On leave from call) St. James & Friedens, Hegins-Pitman PC. 08/01/2018
Camp. Gordon A. (Cedar, Cetronia) Union, Schnecksville. 07/05/2018
Bowers, James W.
(Associate, Holy Spirit, Emmaus) Retired. 07/01/2018
Breiner, Jr., Walter W. (St. Luke, Shoemakersville) St. John, Auburn. 07/01/2018
Darr, Thomas E.
(On leave from call) Transferred to Lower Susquehanna Synod. 07/01/2018
deForest, Allison R. (St. John, Mahoning) Director, Graduate School, Institutional Assessment with Distributed Learning, United Lutheran Seminary. 07/01/2018
Ritchie, Dawn, R.
(St. Matthew and Zions, Weatherly) Retired. 07/01/2018
Darr, Thomas E.
(Trinity, Topton) On Leave from Call. 06/30/2018
Borrell, Lisa K. (On Leave from Call) Friedens, Friedensville. 06/18/2018
Glass Perez, Kristen (Transferred from Northern Illinois Synod) Chaplain, Muhlenberg College. 06/15/2018