Staff & Leadership...
The Consistory is the elected governing body of the church and includes the Pastor, 4 Elders, 4 Deacons, and a Youth Representative. Each is elected to their position by the members of the congregation at the annual meeting held each November.
Saint John's Church is currently in covenant with Rev. Kevin Fruchtl and St. Mark's UCC, Cressona for a "period of discernment" during which we are exploring the possibilities of shared ministry. Welcome Pastor Kevin and family!
Director of Music
Rev. Kevin Fruchtl
Timothy Gipe, Scott Jacoby,
Craig Klahr, Mark Revenis
Jennifer Honicker, Rick Kleckner,
Roberta Mengle, Kim Umphrey
Pennsylvania Southeast Conference
Sandy Kachmar, Lisa Revenis
Susan Gipe, Winnie Reed
Schuylkill Haven Council of Churches
Micki Casey, Sandy Kachmar
Raised With Christ Committee
Jessica Handwerk, Lisa Revenis, Sherry Stump
FROM THE PASTOR
Hello St. Mark's community, St. John's community, and friends!
Normally a September newsletter would include a whole pile of details about Christian Education and all of the other wonderfulness that we have planned for the beginning of the program year. But I don't have to tell you how hard it is to remember what "normal" is or what it will be moving forward.
So I reach out to you to let you know that both St. Mark's and St. John's are working diligently to provide educational programming for this coming fall season. We will not be offering the Confirmation program for this year, as heaven a combined program does not have enough young adults. It is my hope to have Confirmation beginning September 2022.
We are considering adult education in person at both churches, but obviously are being cautious as the information about Covid safety protocols changes often. An online program including both congregations is a very real possibility.
I so want to get to a time when we can plan and program and celebrate without concern of Covid. We are NOT at that time yet. The leaders of St. John's and St. Mark's are entrusted with safety of all people connected with both congregations.
Thank you for the many ways that you work for God as you support your church and the shared ministry opportunity. We will move forward together with creativity and hope.