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


Interviewing Candidate

New Bethel, Kempton (East Berks)
St. Mark, Allentown (Lehigh)
Trinity Memorial, Allentown (Lehigh)
St. John, Nazareth (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Christ United, Hamilton Square (Pocono)
Grace, Shillington (West Berks)
St. John, Nanticoke (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
St. Mark, Pond Hill (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)

Awaiting Candidate

St. John, St. Johns (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Holy Trinity, Slatedale (Northern Lehigh Valley)
New Life, New Tripoli (Northern Lehigh Valley)
Zion, Northampton (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. Mark Community, Appenzell (Pocono)
St. Paul, Craigs Meadow (Pocono)
Trinity, Pottsville, Associate (Schuylkill)
Good Shepherd, Wilkes-Barre (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)
Trinity, Clark Summit (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)

In Study Process


In Transition

St. Andrew, Easton (Bethlehem-Easton)
St. John, Williams Township (Bethlehem-Easton)
St. Luke, Williams Township (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)
Zion Spies, Reading (East Berks)
Christ, Conyngham (Hazleton-Lehighton)
St. John, Mahoning (Hazleton-Lehighton)
St. Luke, Freeland (Hazleton-Lehighton)
St. Matthew, Weatherly (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Trinity, West Hazelton (Hazleton-Lehighton)
Jerusalem, Western Salisbury (Lehigh)
St. Paul, Breinigsville (Lehigh)
Ziegels, Weisenberg Township (Northern Lehigh Valley)
St. Paul, Tannersville (Pocono)
Salem-Hetzel’s, Pine Grove (Schuylkill)
Freidens, Bernville (West Berks)
Grace, Reading (West Berks)
Schwarzwald, Jacksonwald (West Berks)
St. Daniel, Robesonia (West Berks)


Rostered Leaders

Recent Roster Changes

Walsh, Terrance. (Transferred from Metropolitan New York Synod) St. John, Bath. 03/15/2019
Schoenleber, Richard W.
(St. Peter, Pine Grove) Retired. 03/01/2019
Veres, Joseph. (Transferred from Lower Susquehanna Synod) Retired. 02/19/2019
Hetrick, Carolyn (On leave from call) Transferred to Allegheny Synod (01/15/2019)
Garman, Timothy R.
(On leave from call) Two-year part-time at Peace, Reading. 01/08/2019
DeForest, Christopher
(St. John, Mahoning) Trinity, Kutztown. 01/01/2019
Eiche Kriner, Beverly A.
(Deacon, Jerusalem, Schuylkill Haven) Retired. 01/01/2019
Kuschel, John R. (St. Peter, Allentown) Retired. 01/01/2019
Petresky, Michael T. (Transferred from Lower Susquehanna Synod) St. Paul, Orwigsburg. 01/01/2019
Rajcok, Brian R. (Asst. Hope, Cherryville) Transferred to New England Synod. 01/01/2019
Wigen, Janell D. (On leave from call) St. Paul, White Haven. 11/01/2018 & Zions, Weatherly. 12/09/2018
Carstens, Jeffrey S.
(St. John & St. Luke, Williams Township) St. John, Emmaus. 12/01/2018
Hand, Harold L.
(Trinity, Pottsville) Retired. 12/01/2018
Lamb, John E. (St. Luke, Allentown) St. Luke, Allentown and Cedar, Cetronia. 12/01/2018
Rotharpt, Chris A.
(Asst., Trinity, Pottsville) Sr. Pastor, Trinity, Pottsville. 12/01/2018
Hetrick, Carolyn K. (Christ, Conyngham) On leave from call. 11/30/2018
Stuckenberger, Anya N. (Zion Spies, Reading) On leave from call. 11/30/2018
Johnsten, Christina M. (VP Student Voc. & Formation, ULS) On leave from call. 11/12/2018
Neidig, Drew J.
(1st Call Candidate) Calvary, Laureldale. 10/20/2018
Robertson, Fred V. (Retired) Removed from ELCA Roster. 10/18/2018
Brettell, Daniel W. (St. Paul, Bethlehem) St. Paul Third, Easton. 10/16/2018
Henry, Robin L. (Peace, Reading) Retired. 09/17/2018
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