The Rev. Dr. Donald C. Wetzel
has been senior pastor of St. Thomas since November 1992. A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pa., and the Lancaster Theological Seminary of the United Church of Christ, Lancaster, Pa., he has previously pastored in the Hegins Valley Charge UCC, Hegins, Pa., and St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ, Reading, Pa. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2009. He is an avid golfer and trombonist.
A native of Macungie, Lehigh Valley, PA, he is married to Lynn (Shoemaker) Wetzel, and together they have four children and six grandchildren. Lynn is also an ordained minister, serving as chaplain of Bethany Children’s Home, Womelsdorf, PA.
Betsy Smith has been music director and organist since 1999.
Daniel Snyder is a partner in ministry with St. Thomas as he discerns a call to lay ministry. In 2014, he will apply to the Harrisburg Association for ecclesiastic judicatory support of that call. In the meantime, Daniel assists at St. Thomas with worship & preaching, and looks to grow in pastoral care and leadership. Daniel was born and raised in Trinity UCC, Dalmatia (north of Harrisburg). Daniel and Beth (his spouse), along with son Noah, await an addition to the family this summer. Dan is a GIT analyst at Michael Baker Jr. Inc. He loves cooking, gardening, and spending time with his family.
Adina Papinchak, church secretary
Jack Beistel, maintenance engineer.
George Vachon, sexton.
Dee Yingst, President
Connie Stackhouse, Vice President
Nathan Tracy, Secretary
Elders (chair): Virginia Trite
Deacons (chair): Laura Gifford