Rev. Dr. Kim L. Lengert
At a meeting of the congregation on January 9, 2011, the congregation voted to elect the Rev. Dr. Kim L. Lengert as the new pastor of Christ's United Lutheran Church, replacing Pastor Robert Hoenich who retired on February 28, 2010. She began her ministry here among us at the beginning of February.
Rev. Lengert's biography as a pastor is most impressive.
Her ministry as Pastor Developer, Word of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, she was a consultant for the ELCA Deaf Ministry. She started new organizations, started writing new curriculum and demographic analyses.
Her Ministry for
* Trinity Deaf Congregations
* Incarnation Lutheran Church
- Community Organizing (Pacific Institute for Community Organizing)
- Youth Programs
*Groups, Mentoring, After School Programs, Senior's Groups and Small Groups
- National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors
- Vinemont Community Lutheran Church (Conflict Resolution)
- Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church (Administration)
- Bible Studies
- Staff Development
- Ministry Framework
Pastor Lengert's Education, along with her Ministry, is equally impressive to say the least.
Masters of Divinity
* Emory University, Candler School of Theology
* Trinity Lutheran Seminary
- Campus Chaplain
- Youth Director
Bachelor of Arts
* Presbyterian College (Biology and Chemistry)
* University of Miami, Florida (Religion)
* Widener University School of Law
- Environmental Law
- Administrative Law
- Also work towards Psy. D (Immaculata, Millersville, Pa.)
- Clinical Pastoral Education (Hospital Chaplain)
Pastor Lengert is also an Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Her practice deals with issues of children (Custody, Adoptions, Guardianships and Estates)
All people have value. All people deserve respect and all people need something and someone to stand with them throughout life changes.
Pastor Lengert has been serving as a pastor in Central Pennsylvania for the past
twenty one years. She was raised in a German family and is fluent in American
In her spare time she enjoys puttering around her 200 year old farm house along with her two Doberman's, cars, bicycling on local trails and fly fishing in the nearby trout streams.
Also in her spare time she belongs to Mensa, serves as a legal advisor for the High School Mock Trial Team and the High School Scholarship Organization and last, but certainly not least, is active at her Local Animal Shelter.
Understanding of Ministry
Without a vision, the people shall perish
Importance of Calling ~
For Me and For the Congregation
* My Calling
- German Mission Congregation
- Teddy Bears
- What is our Purpose and how do we Accomplish it?
For Both of Us
* Understanding the
gifts we have been given and how to use them to serve God through proclaiming
the Gospel in Jesus Christ.
Pastor Lengert's Installation Service was held on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3:00
The Installing Pastor was the Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, Bishop.
The Preacher was Rev. Vicki Reeser, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Shoemakersville.
The Lector was Rev. Charles Oldland; Rev. Linda Bonfiglio, Dean, Schuylkill County
The Liturgist was the Rev. Carl Shankweiler. Associate to the Bishop, Schuylkill County
Communion Assistants were Rev. Robert Hoenich, Becky Spencer and Lois Sterling
Assisting in Today's Service were Jim Gruber, Council Representative;
Jane Pennypacker, Altar Guild and Melanie Bendinsky, Council Secretary.
The Acolyte was David Hall.
The Crucifer was Ian Bendinsky
The Ushers were John Wolfgang, Jim Gruber, Robert Schneider, Jane Pennypacker and Dennis Wolf.
The Organist and Choir Director was David Schweinhart
Following the Installation Service a Dinner was Held in the Fellowship Hall
Lots of Laughter, Fellowship and Praise Flowed Freely from Morning Till Night.
Fill My Cup,Lord
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