Our Staff

Our Staff

Take some time to meet each of our staff members on this page! If you wish to get in contact with any staff member, please contact the church office by telephone, email, or visiting.

Pastor: Reverend William S. Hendersonpastorhendersonoriginal

Pastor William S. Henderson has served our congregation’s ministry since 2008. He is a native of western Pennsylvania, having been born in Pittsburgh in 1955. After graduating from Penn State (B.A. in History – German and Soviet) in 1977, Pastor Henderson received his M. Div. degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1981.

Pastor Henderson has served four congregations in his career; the first two were in York County, Pennsylvania. He came to the Central Susquehanna Valley in 1989, serving as pastor of Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove, for nineteen years prior to receiving the call here at CELC.Pastor Henderson currently serves as Dean of the Buffalo Valley Conference of our Upper Susquehanna Synod. He also has had recent experience as Chair of the Synod’s Reconciliation Team.

Beyond his service to the Gospel, the Pastor enjoys reading mystery novels and rooting for Penn State collegiate and Pittsburgh professional sports teams. Pastor Henderson’s wife, Maggie, is a Social Worker/Patient Navigator for the Hematology/Oncology department of Geisinger Medical Center. Their daughters, Rachel and Leigh, live in Arlington, Va. and Huntersville, N.C., respectively.

Faith Formation Coordinator: Charlene Rineer

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Charlene Rineer is the Coordinator of Faith Formation for Christ’s. During the summer she takes on another job as the Assistant Director at Mount Luther. Also for the Upper Susquehanna Synod she is on the GROW team and is the Practice Discipleship Coach. Before coming to Christ’s she was a teacher in a small Christian School in York and worked in a Christian Book Store. Prior to those, she was a Youth and Education Director for Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Charlene has a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Millersville University. She also has a Master’s Degree in Lay Ministry from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.

In any free time Charlene likes to read, watch movies, put together jigsaw puzzles, and solve other number and word puzzles. She is also an avid scrapbooker and cross-stitcher. Her favorite two vacation spots are Washington D.C. and Cape May, New Jersey.

Organist/Music Coordinator:  Joanne Vasey

JoanneOriginalJoanne is a native of southeastern PA and her hometown is Ridley Park.  She is a graduate of Ridley High School and a two-time graduate of Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA. She initially earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major (biology and music) and returned several years later to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Joanne currently holds an active RN license in the state of Pennsylvania.

In addition to past experience as a church musician in congregations throughout southeastern and central PA, Joanne has worked as a lab technician for a pork products company in Media, PA and also as as an RN for several private practice physicians in Bloomsburg and Berwick, PA.

Joanne is a member of the American Guild of Organists and has studied organ with Richard Lakey (Williamsport, PA) and the late Dr. Gene Paul Strayer (York, PA). She enjoys being a versatile church musician and is grateful for the opportunity to interact with the many talented singers and instrumentalists of Christ’s Lutheran. She enjoys the variety of instruments available for use in worship especially the Orff instruments, African drums, English handbells and Choir chimes. When not playing organ or piano, Joanne enjoys singing and playing guitar with Renew Ensemble,playing clarinet/trumpet with instrumental ensembles, and playing Orff instruments with the youth.

Joanne is married to the Rev. Brian Vasey, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mifflinville, PA. She is the mother of choir director, Brandy Aguirre, has a son-in-law, Steve Aguirre, and a young adult son, Timothy.

Her hobbies include keeping in touch with friends from all walks of life, nostalgia, “strolling down memory lane”, collecting toys, Mickey & Minnie Mouse memorabilia, spending time with family,and watching Brandy, Steve, and Timothy perform on stage. Joanne enjoys watching figure skating and artistic gymnastics is a huge fan of Philadelphia Phillies baseball and Eagles football. Pending opportunities and circumstances, Joanne would embrace the idea of furthering her education in sacred music and/or returning to the nursing profession.

Choir Director: Brandy Aguirre

14233493_10154507875343234_954789261_oBrandy Aguirre is a 2009 graduate of Lewisburg Area High School and a 2013 graduate of Susquehanna University, earning her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance.
While at SU, she was active in many music and religious life organizations such as Chapel Choir, Handbell Choir, Sigma Alpha Iota, Opera Studio, University Choir and the University Orchestra.

The daughter of a pastor and church musician, Brandy’s life in church music ministries began at an early age and has continued throughout her adult life. She enjoys working with a great music team here at CELC, and also enjoys working with such varying ensembles such as Men’s Choir, Parish Choir, Youth Drumming ensemble, and the Children’s Choir.

In her spare time, Brandy enjoys reading, scrapbooking, watching her favorite professional sports teams, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She also has a passion for theatre and enjoys performing in productions all around the Susquehanna Valley. A newlywed, Brandy resides in Winfield with her husband Steve.

Renew Ensemble Director: Amy Kenny

amyAmy Kenny holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education from the University of Illinois. She currently teaches instrumental music at Selinsgrove Area Middle School where she directs three separate grade level bands and the Jazz and Rock Ensemble. As a flutist, Amy performs with regional ensembles, including the Penn Central Wind Band and the Susquehanna Valley Chorale Orchestra.

Amy has been part of the music team at CELC for almost twenty years, serving in a variety of roles including past director of Cherub Choir and Faith+Fusion. She has also previously served on the church council, on the A&P Committee and was both a Middle School and High School Sunday School teacher.  Amy and her husband Bill have three children, Grace, Jacob, and Sadie.

Church Secretary: Lee Troup

img_0225Lee is employed full-time as the church secretary. She has worked at Christ’s Lutheran since July 15, 2008. Her primary duties are acting as a receptionist, answering the phone, producing publications of the church (Sunday bulletins, Good News for the Pews, monthly newsletters, annual reports and others), ordering supplies, and many other tasks which keep the church office operating smoothly.

Lee lives in Point Township, Northumberland, with her husband, Ron and their two feline “children,” Sammy and Elsa. Rev. Ron Troup is the Pastor at Faith United Methodist Church in Sunbury. Both she and her husband are graduates of Wheaton College, a Christ-centered college in Illinois.

She enjoys gardening, reading, art, bird watching, and music, including singing with the church choir. Lee is also an enthusiastic motion picture fan, and especially enjoys the films of Alfred Hitchcock and Wes Anderson. Over the past couple of years she has become a “Whovian” and revels in following the amazing exploits of The Doctor.

Book keeper: Diane Zacker

Diane is employed part-time as the bookkeeper for Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  She maintains the church’s books, prepares payroll, files quarterly payroll taxes, and keeps track of all donations made to the church.

Diane received her Accounting and Masters’ degree from Bloomsburg University and resides in Turbot Township with her husband, Bob.

Sexton: Ruth Mull

img_0208Ruth serves as the sexton for the church and performs a variety of custodial duties around the church.  She keeps Christ’s Lutheran looking clean and neat!

 

 

 

 

Lock-up: Don and Beverly Harvey

img_0222Don and Beverly have been locking up four days a week at CELC for eight-plus years, sharing duties with Ruth Mull.

They have been members at CELC for many years and continue to be active in the life of the church.  Don has been a long-time member of the Property Committee, an Usher, and past Assistant Scout Master.  Beverly has been a member since childhood.  She is an active member of the Parish Peal Bell Choir, Co-Chair of the Altar Guild, member of Social Ministry and the Worship & Music Committee.  Both Don and Bev help with various luncheons and meals served at the church.

Don & Bev are retired, so idle time allows them to do anything they want.  Don enjoys wood carving, doing yard work, reading and jigsaw puzzles.  Beverly settles in doing needlework (counted cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, doing all the puzzles in the daily paper and jigsaw puzzles.  Don and Beverly have two children, five grandsons, and one great-grandson.