Church Council

President – Nellie Plummer

Nellie has been attending Lutheran Church of the Resurrection since 2004. She is currently the co-chair of the Worship and Music team with Sue Hess, and she is co-chair of the ushers with her sister Delane Branson. She has served as Assisting Minister during in-person services and on Church Council in other roles.

Nellie has been a music teacher in the Morrisville School District for more than 25 years. She teaches general elementary music to kindergarten through fifth graders, and also teaches two high school classes. Nellie has played her violin at times during the service.

Nellie has been married to her husband Rich for more than 25 years. They live in Levittown.

Nellie completed the two-year Diakonia program through the ELCA Synod and was installed in 2018. Nellie’s ministry has to do with prayer walks, as she is very nature-oriented.

Vice President – Susan Fiscarelli

Susan is a retired high school teacher. She has served on several committees at LCR including Missions, Sunshiners, and the Pantry Garden. She is currently responsible for overseeing the curriculum in the Confirmation Program and teaching the Confirmation classes.

Secretary – Diane Casey

Diane has been a member of LCR for more than 40 years.  She has served in various ministries including:  Choir Mom, Sunday School teacher, Choir member, Council President, Call Committee, Missions, Serving Hearts, Disciples with Special Needs, Hospitality, Interfaith Food Alliance and Shared Meals. She also has served on the SEPA synod candidacy committee and hunger team.

Diane loves God and loves people. She believes that we are called to love and welcome our neighbors, whether they are down the street or around the world.

The church is not a building. WE are the church!

Treasurer – Barb Spencer

Barbara is a longtime member who has served on various committees both at LCR and on the synod level.

She is currently the treasurer as well as a member of the finance team. 

A wife, mother and grandmother, she continues to work in health care.

Member-At-Large – Bernadette (Berni) Beury

Berni has been a member of LCR for more than 34 years and has been involved in various ways.

She taught Sunday School when her children were young, and moved on to Vacation Bible School years later.

She is currently involved with Shared Meals, The Interfaith Food Alliance, Quilting, Assisting Ministers, Altar Guild, and is serving on Council for the second time.

Member-At-Large – Ruth DiDonato

Ruth has been a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for 20 years. She has served as a counter, lector, and Bible study participant.

Ruth’s grandfather was a Lutheran minister, and she has been a Lutheran since childhood.

Ruth has 2 children (Tina and Mark), 2 stepchildren (Dawn and Drew), and 3 grandchildren (Cloe, Josiah, and Eleanor).

Ruth works as a riding instructor at Concord Acres and a substitute teacher for the Hopewell Valley Regional School District.

Member-At-Large – Jane Helmis

Jane has been a member of LCR for more than forty years. She has one son, Peter, who is now living in Portland, OR.

Through the years, she has served on Council, Missions, Evangelism, Hospitality, and has taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She has been sidelined for a while due to some physical limitations, but one of the places she most enjoys serving is in the kitchen.

Worshiping at LCR has strengthened her faith, and that faith, along with the fellowship and true caring of the congregation, has sustained her throughout the years. She strives to be a faithful and effective member of the congregation Council.

Member-At-Large – Lois Lohse

Lois has been a happy, active member of LCR since 1989 after moving to this area from Maryland.  Her four children received Christian education at LCR and attended through their confirmation years.

She has served as a counter, on Council, with Crafty Ladies (including their holiday craft sale), at the yearly LCR indoor yard sale, on the property team, VBS, and the Missions Team. She is also trained as a home communion minister.

Lois has held many varied positions in her work life, the most recent being a Parenting Educator at St. Mary’s Parenting Center, Elder care, an agency nanny, and a post-partum doula.

Lois especially loves LCR because it has so many outreach activities and volunteer opportunities. She also enjoys working toward common goals with like-minded Christ-centered people.

Member-At-Large – Elaine Zimmerman

Elaine has been a member of LCR for more than 30 years. She began attending when her children, Christine and Zach, were just starting school, so she volunteered to help with Vacation Bible school. Over the years, she has taught Sunday School and served on Evangelism and Ushers teams, as well as coordinating women’s events and co-directing VBS. She participates in Missions, Sonshiners, and is a Lector. 

Elaine is a retired middle school teacher who enjoys tennis, pickle ball, biking, and especially spending time with her three grandsons. She is serving for the second time on Council.