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Rev. David Rowe, Pastor

Pastor Rowe has served Jerusalem Lutheran since 2013.  His special interests in ministry are preaching, liturgical worship, social ministry, and adult education.  At this point in Jerusalem’s life, together with church leaders, he is focusing on “providing space and time” for God to continue to build‐up and deepen Christian community.  Jerusalem’s mission is rooted in gathering around God's Word and Supper, while encouraging member participation in witness and service in both daily life, and interaction with our neighborhood and broader church.

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Beverly Eiche Kriner, Deacon – Director of Music Ministries
Beverly joined the Jerusalem staff and family in January 2015.  Her responsibilities include playing the organ/piano for worship, leading and directing the choirs, and assisting with worship planning.  She believes her special abilities lie in the area of empowering people to discover and use the musical gifts God has given them, sometimes in ways they never imagined they could.

Tanya Cartwright - Director of Faith & Families Ministry



Tanya joined our staff in September of 2017. She is a lifelong member of Jerusalem. Mother of Danika (10) and Benjamin born June 2017, Tanya is a lover of the outdoors, hiking, camping, sports, music and concerts. She is looking forward to preparing our youth and families for a lifelong walk with Christ. Wanting to erase the stereotype that "family" means only mother, father and children, Tanya says "Let's think outside of the box and remember that family can be a church family as well as blood relatives. We are ALL children of God, so we are All part of God's Family."

Gina Cappel, Preschool / Childcare Center Director
Gina has been with the Jerusalem Child Care Center since 1990, first as the pre-kindergarten readiness classroom teacher / director,and now as the director / administrator.  Gina finds the challenge of the daily interactions with 100+ children and their families very rewarding! She always greets her parents and their children with a big smile and a friendly hello.  Gina says "There is never a dull moment or boring day at JCCC!  Our kids are so cool!"

Rachel Kramer,  Parish Administrator
Rachel joined Jerusalem's staff in June of 2016. She finds working for Jerusalem to be greatly fullfilling. "To work for an organization that is focused on more than 'the bottom line' gives me a great sense of pride in my work. I hope more people will worship with us and learn about buying Fair Trade Coffee and Tea, give to ELCA Disaster Response Efforts, volunteer/donate to our local food pantry, take part in Red Cross Blood Drives, and grow with the Schuylkill Haven Community."

Mike Sausser, Sexton