Pastors

Pastors: John Miller and Amy Godshall-Miller

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Pastors John Miller and Amy Godshall-Miller

Pastors John and Amy began their ministry here at Christ Lutheran in February 2013.  They have served together for more than 15 years at congregations in Baltimore, MD, Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Reading, PA.

Pastor Amy, a graduate of Gettysburg College and the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, was ordained in 1989. She specializes in ministry to families.  Over the years, she has nurtured children in the faith, led engaging and dynamic confirmation programs, and led hundreds of teenagers on mission trips throughout the northeast.  Equipping parents as partners in raising children and youth in the faith is one of her passions.  She also loves preaching and leading God’s people in worship each Sunday.

Pastor John, a graduate of Penn State and the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, was ordained in 1998. He specializes in adult education and Bible study.  Prior to ordination, he worked as an Intelligence Analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.  He also proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Army.  Currently, Pastor John is President of the Board of the DuBois Area Food Pantry.  He also sits on the board of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries in Altoona and will soon begin a term on the board of the DuBois YMCA.

Staff

Joyce Cramer
 Administrator

Joyce Cramer


Joyce is in the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Her duties include parish administration, greeting visitors, answering phones and other office duties.  Joyce is also responsible for weekly bulletins and the monthly Parish Chatter.


Nikki Dombroski Family Ministry

Nikki Dombroski

Nikki coordinates and organizes our church programs and functions focusing on the family. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and more than 10 years experience working with children and youth.


Ken Waznak Organist/Senior Choir Director

Ken Waznak

Ken, our outstanding organist and Senior Choir Director, began serving at Christ Church on April 6, 2008.  He was organist and choir director at Tabor Lutheran Church in Kane for seven years.  Prior to that, he served as organist and choir director at Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic churches in the Altoona area.  He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.


Tim Chelednik, Bill Clyde, Jason Deasey & Linda Olewnick Contemporary Musicians

Tim Chelednik, Bill Clyde, Jason Deasey & Linda Olewnick

Our talented and spirited Contemporary worship team leads the 9:45 a.m. service. Tim leads on the electric guitar. Bill is on electric acoustic guitar. Jason plays the bongo drums. Linda Olewnick is the piano accompanist. They lead us in a wide variety of contemporary Christian music.


Cheryl Roy Sexton

Cheryl Roy

Cheryl is responsible for the internal appearance and maintenance of the church. She takes great care in maintaining cleanliness and accommodates special events.


Additional Staff

Vernon J. Miller
Pastor Emeritus
Pastor Miller served as pastor of Christ Church from 1984-89 when he retired.  He continues to be active in retirement.  He currently serves as a supply pastor to various congregations.

Debbie Brubaker
Financial Secretary

Linda McCloskey
Treasurer


Council

Lisa Blasky President
David Bish Vice President
Tom Schott Secretary
Tracy Gibson
Jerry Watson
Patti-Jo Mowrey
Torie Sedor
Jon Russell Youth Representative