Our Congregational Care Ministry involves many people in our church family! One very special group of dedicated individuals are our Lay Pastors- people who have undergone training to be an extension of our pastoral staff. Lay Pastors visit our church family in the hospital, provide counseling, assist with funerals and provide support to those in crisis.
Contact the Lay Pastor Team Coordinator: Pastor Steve Rodgers
Meet the Lay Pastor Team!
Deb Allwein has been a part of LUMC for the past 17 years. She graduated from Westminster College and Lebanon Valley College with a degree in music and is currently a licensed Financial Assistant. She is one of our Parish Visitors as well as being a Lay Pastor. She ia also a member of the choir. She has taught Sunday School, been a youth advisor, a church secretary and was a camp counselor at Mt.Gretna for 6 years. She is married to Barry Allwein, has 3 sons, 1 daughter and 8 grandchildren.
Chris Harp has been a member here at LUMC for 22 years. She has a background as a Hospital Coder, (knowing diseases and anatomy), has had hospice training and is part of the Christ Servant Ministry training. She is part of the Caring and Sharing program and the Thursday morning Bible study program. She has 4 children.
Sandy Kulikowski has been part of LUMC for the past 5 years. She is a Registered Nurse and also has a BS in Administration. She is a former nursing home Administrator. Sandy is advancing through the Christ Servant Ministry program. She is part of the Kenya mission team. She has served on SPR and has been the children’s coordinator. Sandy is part of the Thursday morning women’s Bible study and serves as the Open Door Clothing Store Manager. She is married to Stan and they have one son.
Paul Miller has been a member of LUMC since he was 3 months old! Paul has college credits in American Sign Language, world geography and interior design. He is a trained Christ Servant Minster and Lay Speaker, conducts the annual Blessing of the Animals and is a Parish Visitor as well as a Lay Pastor. He enjoys drama, music, costuming and world geography. His parents were Albert and Sarah Miller. He had a brother, Charles and a sister Delores, both deceased. His two other brothers, Melvin and Douglas, who is married to Carin, also attend LUMC.
Liz Preston has been at LUMC for 12 years. She has a BS in Special Education from Ithaca College. She has been a Sunday School and Bible Study teacher. She is involved in the prayer ministry and is the leader of the Children’s Church. Liz is a Parish Visitor as well as a Lay Pastor. She is married to Richard Preston. They have two sons and two daughters.