• Doug Brandt, Senior Minister

    Rev. Doug Brandt’s passion is the study and exposition of Scripture.  His second passion is seeing Ephesians 4: 11-12 take shape in daily life: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God's people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” (NLT)

    Pastor Doug holds degrees from James Madison University, Fuller Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.  Some of his favorite theologians are Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Owen.  He is married and has 3 adult sons.

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  • Marion Maentz, Youth Director

    Youth Ministry has been a passion for Marion since she became a certified camp counselor through the United Methodist camping program.  Marion graduated from South Park High School and moved to Milwaukee, WI to attend Marquette University.  Marion received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette.  Upon graduation, she moved to Appleton, WI to work for Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a product developer.  It was during this time that Marion was able to fulfill her desire and calling to youth ministry.  She was youth director at Emmanuel United Methodist church for 7 years prior to moving back to Pennsylvania.  

    On a personal note, Marion is married to Gabe and they have 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys.  Marion’s children keep her busy with their activities.  However in her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music or attending theater performances.    Marion’s favorite musicians/bands are Dave Matthews Band, Skillet, Plumb, Remedy Drive and Tenth Avenue North.  

    Marion’s life verse is from Isaiah 40:28-31,  “Do you not know?  Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)

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  • Katie Brandt, Children's Ministry Director

    Katharina Brandt (Katie) was born in Germany to Lutheran parents. She went to college, however, in Georgia and South Carolina, and then met her husband in grad school in Richmond, Virginia, while studying for the ministry.  Katie and her husband Doug have three sons and a large tomcat.

    Katie loves working with children, as she’s been doing throughout her adult years. She also loves to create systems and programs that help getting things done efficiently, and to everyone’s benefit. Most of all, however, she loves working to glorify Jesus our Savior, and to spread the knowledge about His amazing grace.

    Katie’s favorite authors are C.S. Lewis (for non-fiction) and Randy Alcorn (for fiction). 

    Her favorite Scripture verse comes from II Corinthians:

    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  (II Cor. 4:18)

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  • Cyndi Taylor, administrative assistant

    Cyndi joined our staff as Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper in July of 2018. She provides administrative and secretarial support to the church staff, church-wide communications, and book keeping. Cyndi owned her own printing business for 32 years and recently worked for a financial firm before taking this position with the church.

    Cyndi grew up in Peters Township. She was confirmed at Peters Creek Presbyterian Church in the 8th grade, and has been a member of our congregation since then. She and her husband Chuck live in nearby Lawrence and have 2 grown children and 6 grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog and spending time with her family.

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