Church Council

President – Nellie Plummer

Nellie has been a member of The Lutheran Church of the Resurrection since 2004. She is currently co-chair of the Worship and Music Committee with Sue Hessigan. This is her second time serving on Church Council which she finds very rewarding and enlightening. She is also a part of LCR’s Stephen Ministry.

Nellie retired in 2022 from the Morrisville School District after 30 years of teaching music. She taught mostly at the elementary level, but also taught several classes in the middle school and high school level. She graduated from West Chester University with a BS in Music Education and received her master’s degree from Marygrove College. Nellie has occasionally played her violin during various LCR services, bringing her love of music to enhance worship experiences.

In 2018, Nellie was installed as a Deacon after completing the two-year Diakonia program through the ELCA Synod. Her first ministry involved leading a prayer walk. She is very natured-oriented and wanted to bring her love of nature to include prayerful reflections.

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.

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, chaired the Missions Team, and served on Evangelism and Ushers teams, as well as coordinating women’s events and co-directing VBS. She participates in Missions, Sonshiners, and serves as a lector. 

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

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.