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Dean: Pastor David Rowe

Pastor Rowe has served Jerusalem Lutheran since 2013. His special interests in ministry are preaching, liturgical worship, social ministry, and adult education. At this point in Jerusalem’s life, together with church leaders, he is focusing on “providing space and time” for God to continue to build‐up and deepen Christian community. Jerusalem’s mission is rooted in gathering around God's Word and Supper, while encouraging member participation in witness and service in both daily life, and interaction with our neighborhood and broader church.

Particular interests in ministry – liturgical worship, preaching, social ministry, adult education, and the wider church and community • Special experiences – Camp Noah for children after disaster, hurricane relief work, congregational re-visioning process, pastoral care ministry, and local, national, and global church participation • Have served in urban, suburban, town and country, and rural areas. After interning in Philadelphia, calls to Trinity Wind Gap, the Summit Hill Nesquehoning Lutheran Parish, and Friedens Oley • Married to Mary. Together we have two grown children. • Graduate of Ursinus College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.


Associate of the Bishop

Synod Staff Liaison:

Pastor Kathleen Ash-Flashner

Pastor Ash-Flashner is the pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Summer Hill. She works with congregations in the Schuylkill Mission District.

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Chairperson: Donald Boyer

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Secretary: Carol Sterling

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Treasurer: Nancy Reichelt

Schuylkill Mission District


Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA