Church Leadership

St. John’s is blessed with many dedicated people that serve the church in many different capacities.  Here are those who are currently serving the church as staff and/or consistory members.  Learn a little bit about the familiar faces you see on Sundays.

Consistory

Consistory meets at 7:00 p.m. on the last Monday of every month (unless otherwise noted on that month’s calendar) in the social hall of the church.  All church members are welcome to attend.

2017 Consistory

Officers

President: Julie Ditzler

Secretary: Louise Walmer

Vice President: Keith Gingrich

Treasurer: Walter Bolles

Elders

Deacons

Keith Gingrich

Scott Benfer

Neal Grimes

Julie Ditzler

Ken Leibensperger

Brenda Good

Bob Seltzer

Elizabeth Overton

Louise Walmer

Elizabeth Zimmerman

Church Staff
Pastor: Rev. Tony Fields, Sr. Click here to read his biography and a welcome message from the pastor.
Secretary: Mrs. Donna J. Eberly-Lehman
Donna is from Barree, Pennsylvania; she graduated from Juniata Valley High School.  Before joining us here at St. John’s, Donna was the book keeper and office manager for the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Her hobbies include crochet, watching sports, and spending time with family.  Donna’s favorite hymn is Amazing Grace and her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Organist: Mrs. Beth Ann Griffiths
Beth Ann graduated from Kutztown State College (now Kutztown University of Pennsylvania) with a master’s degree in Education.  She taught in the Pine Grove Area School District for over 35 years before she retired a few years ago.  Beth Ann started in her position as organist for St. John’s in 2007, and her favorite hymn is “I The Lord of Sea and Sky (Here I Am, Lord).”  She enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.  Beth Ann lives in Tremont, PA.

Choir Director: Mrs. Louise Walmer
A resident of Fredericksburg for over fifty years, Louise was baptized, confirmed, and married in this congregation where several generations of her family continue to worship.  She has shared her musical gifts with St. John’s for many years since she started singing in the junior choir; she has played piano for Sunday School since 1963 and has played the organ during worship services at various times throughout the years.  In the 1970’s Louise directed the junior choir and has assisted with the music portions of many children’s programs over the years.  In 1997 she started directing the senior choir.  Louise enjoys travelling, especially on a cruise ship or with her family, and reading.  Her favorite hymn is “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and her favorite scripture is Psalm 30:5: “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

Webmaster: Ms. Angela Michael
Born and raised in Lebanon County, Angela is a graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she earned a B.S. in Ed.  Baptized at Trinity (Tulpehocken) U.C.C., Richland, PA, Angela began attending St. John’s as a kindergartner with her family.  At St. John’s Angela has served as a confirmation class assistant, substitute Sunday School teacher, and co-teacher of the middle school level class; she started her first term on consistory as a deacon in 2011.  Currently, she is the chairperson of the Christian Education Committee and the webmaster for the church’s website, which she designed and built.  In addition to reading, Angela enjoys the scavenger hunt of the genealogy trail and developing her beginner’s sewing skills with creative projects.  Her favorite hymns are “Be Thou My Vision,” “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” and “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing.”