St. Peter’s Staff
Pastor Andreas Wagner
Pastor Andreas Wagner joined St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in August 2007. He and his family live in Lower Gwynedd. Pastor and his wife Julia have three lovely children: Sarah, Samuel and Peter.
Pastor Wagner has an engaging preaching style and a good sense of humor. Some history: Pastor Andreas Wagner is a native German. He was born July 30, 1967 in the state of Hessen in central Germany and became active early on as leader in youth & children ministry. After graduating from high school he felt a strong call to serve God as ordained minister. In 1986, he enrolled as student of theology in a small Lutheran seminary near Frankfurt. Later he studied at the universities of Mainz and Munich in Germany. In 1994, he spent one year in a social ministry organization in Frankfurt, serving homeless people and assisting travelers at one of Europe´s busiest railway hubs. In 1996 he came to the United States for an internship. Looking back, Pastor Wagner feels that the following year provided critical, life-changing experiences that had some marks of divine providence. He spent his internship year in an inner city Lutheran congregation on Pittsburgh´s North Side. There, he fell in love with ministry American style: very people oriented, creative, non - bureaucratic and to some degree entrepreneurial.
After being ordained in Germany he served in an urban and bilingual congregation in Philadelphia from 1997 -2007. Pastor Wagner’s special gifts and interests as a minister are comprised of writing, preaching, reaching out to the community, celebrating life events with people and adding creative and personal touches to the ministry. The congregation has grown significantly under his leadership. Pastor Wagner likes the community of North Wales with its town character, history and community life. He believes that St. Peter´s is destined to be a spiritual stronghold of this community for a long time. Pastor likes to read and write, bike, cook and garden, and he also has a weakness for American Football. Fortunately for us, he hasn’t waved his terrible towel - a holdover from his Pittsburgh internship year - from the pulpit yet. Just wait!
Secretary Lorraine Daniels
Lorraine Daniels joined the staff at St. Peter´s as Administrative Assistant in January 2009. Lorraine and her husband Marc along with their son moved to Lansdale from New Jersey in 2001. Their daughter lives in New Jersey. Lorraine worked for a non profit organization for 6 and a half years before joining St. Peters. Lorraine’s hobbies include genealogy, reading and gardening.
Music Director and Organist Liz Allen
Liz Allen has been a member of St. Peter´s since June 1985. She has been passionately involved in the music program since 1987 and became our Music Director in 2000. Covering a wide variety of sacred music, Liz lets the Holy Spirit guide her as she directs three choral groups, three bell choirs and one contemporary band. She strongly believes that music plays a major part in the worship service and invites all to participate. She also brings in various other musical delights such as soloists, the annual Jazz service, and other special groups to keep things interesting. Liz has been blessed with two children, Amy and Andrew, and three grandchildren. When not with her grandchildren, Liz enjoys reading, shopping, and gardening. She also enjoys traveling and manages to steal some time to her mountain getaway.
Director of Family Faith Formation
Jennifer Bodolus is our Director of Family Faith Formation. Jennifer has been a preschool library teacher for several years, volunteers in her children's schools, is a Girl Scout leader and works with the parent teacher committee. Jennifer enjoys reading, antiquing, photography and crafting. You can often find Jennifer, her husband Troy, and their two kids at sporting events, playing games together, attending concerts, spending time at the beach in Delaware, hiking, biking, canoeing, crabbing and fishing.
Jennifer's goal is to continue the wonderful SPARK program that has been an integral part of St. Peters for some time. She wholeheartedly believes that a good relationship with God is an important foundation for each and every child.
“It is with great appreciation and respect that I organize and provide the religious education for the children of St. Peter's church. I look forward to getting to know you and your children.”
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