Council

Liz Young, President – Liz has lived in Yardley and attended Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for 25 years; a transplanted New Englander she calls Pennsylvania her home with pride, having transitioned from the Cradle of Liberty to the Liberty Bell as symbols of her locality.  Liz works in Information Technology for a global healthcare company and spends her time away from her challenging work schedule reading, walking her two wire-haired wiener dogs, swimming, and of course attending Choir Practice, worship and Council meetings at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.  Liz has three adult children, Andrew in VA, Rob in Chicago and Hillary in NC.  So, traveling for vacation to see her children and an occasional trip to beloved Maine with the dogs fills up the balance of her free time.

Jim Wohlhueter, Vice President – Jim Wohlhueter is current vice president of the Church Council. He and his wife, Valda, have been members of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection since the early 1960’s. Jim has served on many committees, projects, and church related activities over the years and feels fortunate to have had these opportunities.  Jim believes that God’s word is the basis of our belief, and inspires members to share this with each other and to demonstrate this daily through interactions with others. This is reflected in the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection mission statement – “GATHERED BY CHRIST, GROWING IN FAITH, SENT TO SERVE”.  Jim invites you to come and worship with us!

David Fitchett, Treasurer – David Fitchett has been a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for more than 25 years.  He and his wife, Kathy have four grown children.  Dave is passionate about his Christian journey and has served with Church Council, ushering, property, fellowship, and outreach.  Outside of church he is passionate about physical fitness, nutrition, and health.  Dave has been heard saying, “My top three priorities are Faith, Family, and Fitness . . . but I don’t always keep them in that order.”

Alysann Pettinati, Secretary – Alysann and Chris moved to Lower Makefield Township 5 years ago, she is originally from Hoboken and he is originally from Jenkintown. In her spare time she loves to cook, garden and work on many half-finished arts & crafts projects. Her work requires her to travel often but the travel she loves the most is when she and Chris are vacationing in the Caribbean.

Hadassah (Haddi) Bergstrom  – Haddi and her husband, George Roehr, were originally from Iowa but transplanted to the east coast in 2005. George’s job brought them to the Yardley area in June 2010 and Haddi began her graduate studies at Villanova University in fall 2011. She earned a Master of Arts degree in History with a concentration in religious studies in December 2013, and a second Master of Arts degree in Theology in May 2016. She has been an adjunct Theology instructor at Villanova since the fall of 2014 and this past year began as an online instructor of Theology for St. Catherine University located in Minneapolis/St. Paul. This past fall, Clyde Beury contacted me about teaching a course for the Diakonia program and it was a wonderful experience collaborating with him and instructing the Diakonia participants.

 

When George and Haddi first came to Yardley, they joined Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Ewing, NJ as that was where her  brother and his family belonged.  As part of that congregation, she taught the high school youth forum collaboratively with her brother, sang in the choir, and organized an inter-faith dialogue with a local mosque.  Since joining LCR last June, Haddi has had the opportunity to serve as a Diakonia instructor and have been warmly welcomed as a member of the LCR choir.

 

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Twitter: @HadassahHaddi

Instagram: @haddib

Blog: thebookwar.com 

Eddie Bossler – Eddie will be starting his Junior year at Pennsbury High School in the fall.

He was baptized and confirmed at LCR.  You may have seen him as an acolyte from time to time during service.  My grandparents, Art and Dot Bossler were long time members of the church.  My parents, Bryan and Jenna, were married at LCR, so our family has a long history with LCR.  Eddie enjoys playing ice hockey for the Pennsbury High School varsity team and the Mercer Chiefs AAA travel team.

Eddie recently started his first job, working in operations at Sesame Place.  In his spare time he likes to go fishing and play video games with his friends.

Kent Elwell – Kent has been a member of LCR since 1998.

Over the course of the past twenty one years, he’s taught Sunday school and  and also served on the Audit and Endowment committees,

Kent and his wife Betsy have three children. They (Sara, Michael, and James) were all confirmed at LCR.

Kent feels that it would be a privilege to serve on the Church Council.

Karla Lerie – Karla was raised Methodist but joined a Lutheran church when she was 25. Karla came to Levittown in the Fall of 1975 as a student teacher.  She retired from Bristol Township School District 3 years ago after teaching Special Education for 40 years.  Lutheran Church of the Resurrection is the second Lutheran church that she has joined and she has remained here for about 20 years.  While here, Karla taught Vacation Bible School, guided an Adult Bible study in the kitchen, attended other Bible studies, and she’s currently a part of the Altar Guild, Devine Diners, Son Shiners, Family Promise, shared meals, Interfaith Food Alliance (IFA) and she’ll also be assisting with Vacation Bible School this year. 

Tim Moxham – Tim has been living in Yardley, PA for more than 19 years, raising three children with his wife, Cathleen.  Since moving to Yardley, they all have been active members of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.  Tim is currently working as a Manufacturing Project Engineer with National Refrigeration in Bensalem, PA. With over 30 years of engineering (Telecommunications) experience in many different roles.  Tim devotes much of his time to helping others both inside and outside the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, deepening his Faith and trying to better discern God’s plan.

Sandra Rook – Sandy has been a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for about 25 years. Her church life includes the hospitality committee, on which she has served since its beginning. She has been blessed to represent Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on both mission trips to Tanzania. She has taught Sunday School and continues to volunteer for various committees and events as needed. Sandy is the mother of two grown daughters, Kristen and Lisa, and the grandmom of Leah. A teacher by profession, she has taught for more than 35 years. Most of her career has been teaching 7th and 8th grade for the School District of Philadelphia, which she retired from in 2015. Currently, she is working in early childhood education. As an active member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Sandy have been blessed by wonderful friendships, a real church family.

Jens Rosmus – Jens, a German-born immigrant has been in the U.S. for over 25 years. A resident of Yardley for over 12 years, he lived in places such as Switzerland, Texas, Arizona and California. He is happy being back in the four seasons and enjoys summer activities such as swimming, biking and running. When not doing sports, he can be seen riding his motorcycle with his daughter and friends. In the winter he enjoys activities like skiing and snowboarding. After having been a Corporate Finance executive working for Fortune 100 companies for over 20 years, the Lord has put him into a new mission, running a faith-based automotive service business in Montgomery County. That job, being a council member and raising his daughter keep him busy and excited to be doing God’s work.

Cheryl Varga – Cheryl has been a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection since 1993.  She first attended on an invitation to “Bring a friend Sunday” event.  Since that time, she has taught high school age Sunday School Class as well as confirmation classes.  She has also served as an Assisting Minister and Communion Assistant.  In 2005 Cheryl joined the Arise Praise team that was just starting.  In 2007 she graduated from the Diakonia program, and was installed as a congregational deacon.  For her congregational deacon project Cheryl became chairperson of the Worship and Music Committee.  Currently, Cheryl sings with both the traditional church choir and Arise Praise Band, serves on the Worship and Music committee, and is a member of church council.