Pastor Ginny is a native Philadelphian who attended the Philadelphia public schools, Delaware Valley College in New Britain and later the LTSP seminary as a second career student. She has two children and eight grandchildren, ages 21-31, and 2 Great grand- children. Most live in Bucks County and are very active in their own churches. One summer, six of her grandchildren went on the same missions’ trip together.
Before attending The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia, her career path was varied and eclectic; managing a doll house miniature shop, school bus driver, Administrative Assistant for the March of Dimes Birth Defect Foundation, Field Manager for Welcome Wagon, Int., and quality control for a large insurance and investment company. She also volunteered as a Cadette Girl Scout leader for 15 years.
She was co-coordinator for the Share Our Surplus Warehouse for Lutheran Congregational Services. They distributed surplus laundry detergent, fabric softener and home health care products to food banks and social agencies in an eight county area. They distributed over 250,000 products in five years. Sadly, the products became unavailable in 2017 and they had to close the ministry.
She has been in the Northeast Pennsylvania Synod since 2004. She was called to St Peter’s in Easton, and has served many other congregations as an interim and supply throughout the Lehigh Valley, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties.
Terri graduated from Dieruff High School in 1981. She graduated from Empire Beauty School and still holds a Cosmetology license in the Commonwealth of PA. She worked in retail for 18 years at Herman's World of Sporting Goods as the Store Manager/Receiving Manger until the store closed in 1996. She started as a part time File Clerk and Data Entry Processor for the 1996 Presidential Election. She was hired as a full time Clerical Technician in February of 1997. She was then promoted to Deputy Clerk of the Lehigh County Election Board in June 2006. She was a member of the PA County Panel of Motor Voter from 1997-2000. She was also involved with the implementation of Help America Vote Act. She was a member of the SURE Advisory Board from 2002-2004. She oversaw the implementation of new voting machines in 2006 and again in 2018. She was also the Coordinator of Public Outreach and the instructor of all poll worker classes. She retired after 25 years with the Lehigh County Election Board in January 2021. Terri Lives in Allentown with her husband (John), daughter (Alyssa), and three cats (Jo-Jo, Jeremy, and Molly). The beach is her happy place!.
Organist and Sexton
John is an incredibly talented musician. He provides our worship service with beautifully arranged music, along with his choir. As church sexton, John is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of the church building and property.