The Rev. Dr. Donald C. WetzelPastor baptizing

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 of the United Church of Christ.

EMAIL:  pastor@stthomasucclinglestown.org



Betsy Smith has been music director and organist since 1999.









Dan SnyderDaniel 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.


Consistory Officers

Dee Yingst, President

Connie Stackhouse, Vice President

Nathan Tracy, Secretary


Elders (chair):  Virginia Trite

Deacons (chair): Laura Gifford


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