Our Pastors Past and Present

The church was a union church, meaning the property and building was shared by more than one denomination from its beginning until the mid 1950’s when the Lutheran congregation moved to a new building in Linglestown.

 German Reformed/UCC                                     Lutheran

1791-1797   Anthony Hautz                                      1791-1797   William Kurtz

 1798-1805   William A. Heister                               1804 -1806   John Frederick Ernst

 1805-1808   Jonathan Helfenstein                         1808 – ??       F. D. Peterson

 1808-1814   Philip Gloninger                                  1815 – ??       George Lockman   

 1816-1819   Frederick Rahauser                             1822 – 1823   Peter Scheurer

 1820-1826   John Winebrenner                              1841 – 1849   G. M. Merr

 1826-1832   Peter S. Fisher                                    1849               S. Gerhart

1833-1834    Augustus Pauli                                    1853               D. Marer

 1834-1835   F. M. Raschig                                      1856              G. J. Martz

 1835-1852   David Bossler                                      1868              H. D. Kutz

 1853-1856   D.Y. Heister                                         1876              E. Daron

 1856-1866   M. A. Smith                                          ??                  E. S. Brownmiller

 1867-1880   Samuel Kuhn                                       ??                  I. W. Gauker

 1881              John Fritchey(supply)                          ??                  M. U. Reinhart

 1881-1882   E. V. Gerhart                                        1900-1903    P. A. Behler

1881-1888    A. D. Stauffer                                       1903 -1907    J. W. Koch

 1888-1892   John F. Moyer                                     1907 – 1909   A. P. Appel

 1892-1893   Rufus Miller                                          1910 – 1927  O. R. Bittner

 1894-1899   Frank L. Kerr                                        1928 – 1929  W. W. Frey

 1899-1900   W. H. Landis                                        1931 – 194?  Lloyd Klinefelter

 1901-1904   H. R. Kreider

 1905-1907  Geo. B. Raezer

 1907-1910   D. D. Brindle

 1910-1919   Lewis Reiter

 1920-1947   Elias H. Phillips

 1948-1951   Seward Kresge

 1953-1957   Charles E. Strasbaugh

 1957-1962   David H. Rapp

 1962-1974   Truman A. Crist

 1974-1992   Stephen A. Gifford

 1992              Paul Gehris (interim)

 1992-2015    Donald C. Wetzel

2015-2017     Daniel Schmidt & Paul Gehris (interims)

2017 –             Daniel Schmidt

 

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