Transitions


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Congregations

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

Grace, Belfast (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Jordan, Orefield (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. Mark, Birdsboro (West Berks)

Interviewing Candidate

St. Mark, Bethlehem (Bethlehem-Easton)
Salem Belleman’s, Mohrsville (East Berks)
Holy Trinity, Catasauqua (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Atonement, Wyomissing (West Berks)

Awaiting Candidate

Friedens, Kempton (Stony Run) (East Berks)
St. John, Allentown (Lehigh)
St. Timothy, Allentown (Lehigh)
Zion Stone Church, West Penn Township (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Holy Trinity-Heidelberg P.C., Slatedale (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Holy Trinity Slovak, Northampton (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Zion, Northampton (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. Peter, Plainfield (Pocono)
Trinity, Clark Summit (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
St. Luke, Reading  (West Berks)

In Study Process

Union Evangelical, Schnecksville (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Faith, Blakeslee (Pocono)
St. John, Honesdale (Pocono)
Calvary, Laureldale (West Berks)

In Transition

Messiah, Bethlehem (Bethlehem-Easton)
Christ, Spangsville (East Berks)
Holy Trinity, Leesport (East Berks)
Trinity, Kuttztown (East Berks)
St. Peter, Mantzville (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Trinity, Hazleton (Hazleton-Lehighton)
St. John, Emmaus (Lehigh)
St. Paul, Breinigsville (Lehigh)
New Life, New Tripoli (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. John, Nazareth (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Ziegels, Weisenberg Township (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Christ, Hamilton Square (Pocono)
St. Mark, Appenzell (Pocono)
St. Paul, Craigs Meadow (Pocono)
St. Paul, Tannersville (Pocono)
Christ’s United, Ashland (Schuylkill)
Salem-Hetzel’s, Pine Grove (Schuylkill)
St. John, Auburn (Schuylkill)
Zion (Red), Orwigsburg (Schuylkill)
Allegheny, Knauers (West Berks)
Freidens, Bernville (West Berks)


transitions

Rostered Leaders

Recent Roster Changes

Owens, Mary K. (On leave from call) St. Matthew United, Scranton. 06/19/2017
Frost, Michael A.
(Term call, Holy Trinity, Palmerton) Holy Trinity, Palmerton. 06/01/2017
Blatt, Lauren A.
(1st Call Candidate; ordained 05/27/2017) St. Paul, Tower City. 05/28/2017 
Lengert, Kim L.
(Christ’s United, Ashland) On leave from call. 05/15/2017
White, Cindy L. (1st Call Candidate; ordained 05/07/2017) Zion, Tamaqua. 05/07/2017
Sheaves, Gregory B. (Knauers, Allegheny) Retired. 04/23/2017
Jensen, Mark D.
(Transferred from South Central Synod of Wisconsin) St. John, Hamburg. 03/27/2017
Wuertele, Peggy M.
(ELCA Region 7 Coordinator) On leave from call. 03/01/2017
Argot, Jr., Robert G.
(Friedens, Bernville) Holy Spirit, Reading, 03/01/2017
Laubach, Jr., Harr M.
(St. Mark Community, Appenzell) Retired, 03/01/2017
Lang, Thomas M. (Transferred from Southeastern PA Synod) 02/27/2017
Borrell, Lisa K.
(Christ, Lower Saucon) On leave from call, 02/26/2017
Weisser, Stephen J.
(Transferred from Southeastern PA Synod) Director, Chaplaincy Services 02/14/2017
Irwin, Thomas F.
(On leave from call) Faith, MT Penn, 02/01/2017
Keltz, Denise E. (Transferred from New England Synod) Good Shepherd, Reading, 02/01/2017
Darr, Thomas E.
(Transferred from Lower Susquehanna Synod) Trinity, Topton, 01/01/2017
Kaufman, Wayne R.
(Faith, Blakeslee) Retired, 01/01/2017
Richards, Jr., Thomas E.
(St. Paul, Tannersville) Retired, 01/01/2017