Staff and Leadership

We are each called to serve in different ways, using the gifts that God has given us.  
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. – 1 Corinthians 12.4
 
PAID STAFF
 
In today’s world, we face despair, war, hate, revenge and disappointment. Yet, with God, there is joy, peace, love, forgiveness and hope. The congregation of Advent Lutheran Church exists to worship, invite, nurture and serve. By gathering for worship and service, we respond to the challenges of today’s world, providing a community for people to share the joys and sorrows of life. Children and adults grow at Advent, experiencing God’s love as they learn and live out a purpose for their lives in God’s good creation. Together, we are able to accomplish far more than we could alone. We are a positive force in strengthening individuals and families as well as our community. Come share the Spirit at Advent, where all are truly welcome. Discover or rediscover your God-given gifts and abilities. Hear the promise of God’s love again or for the very first time and experience a truly loving and nurturing community of faith. Why do people go to church? I invite you to come to Advent and find out.



Pastor
Chris Franz






Jamie is a graduate of West Chester University with a BS in Music Education. She served as a director of music at Advent Lutheran Church, Richboro for nearly 10 years before coming to Advent and has also taught music in the Catholic School system, in a local studio, and privately.  A daughter of a Lutheran Pastor, she has experience leading musical performances, praise teams, bell choirs, adult choirs and children's choirs. Her husband, Erick, is a music teacher in the Garnet Valley School District and their two elementary age children are also developing an ear for music.  Music and faith are an important part of Jamie and her family's lives. 

 "Don't Hide Your Light! Let It Shine For All; Let Your Good Deeds Glow For All To See So That They Will Praise Your Heavenly Father." - Matthew 5: 15,16

 


Director of Music
Jamie Wunder










Organist
Doug Kline












I have been a member of Advent Lutheran Church all of my life. While being a member of Advent Youth Group I enjoyed the great opportunities to grow in faith with my friends both in the church, on retreats, confirmation, and many other gatherings both local and national. I am thankful for everything I experienced and feel that being the new Youth Leader here at Advent Lutheran Church allows me to give back and help build the ever growing youth congregation.
 
Youth Leader
Nathan Offut


 
 





Parish Ministry Assistant
Peggy Schmied
 
 



 





Property Manager/Custodian
Charlie Schmied
 














Sunday School Superintendent   
Janey Wolff
 



 
Volunteer Leadership
 

Pastor Emeritus
Ralph Peterson

 
Council President
Steve Harner
 

Council Vice President/Worship and Music Committee Chair
David Offut
 

Treasurer
Ian James

 
Council Secretary
Sue Peck
 

Adult Sunday School
Susan Kreno
 



Appalachian Project/Sr. High Bible Study Leader
Patsy Polilli