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Pastor & Staff

Jennifer Kishbaugh Jennifer Kishbaugh, MS Ed, Director of Music
Jennifer resides in Blandon with her husband, Matthew and 3 children, Dayne, Aurora, and Gavin. In addition to being Director of Music here at Faith, she is also a full-time Music Teacher in the Parkland School District. A graduate of Susquehanna University with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, Jennifer earned two Master's Degrees from Wilkes University; a Master's of Science in Educational Leadership and a Master's of Science in Classroom Technology. Jennifer is responsible for the supervision of the Music Ensembles here at Faith. She directs the Senior Choir, Children's Choir His Kids, and the Bell Choir. She also works with the Sunday school children in their Sunday morning openings. If you have any interest in participating in one or more of the choirs here at Faith please contact the church office so that Jennifer is able to contact you in helping to "make a joyful noise unto the Lord" here at Faith.

Claudette Steckel-Nia, M.Ed. Office Manager
Claudette was born and raised in Coplay and taught High School and Middle School English and Theatre, Special Education and Classroom consulting at Whitehall-Coplay School District from 1977-2000 grades 5-12. She then spent 20 years as a mental health psychotherapist and addictions specialist in Philadelphia until retirement in 2020. Upon return to the Valley, Claudette began attending worship at Faith and joined the Faith staff in January 2023. Claudette lives in Whitehall with her rescued furry feline, Charlotte Love and has one son, Benjamin James who lives in Romansville, PA (near West Chester) with her four grandchildren ages 3-20. Claudette's younger son passed in 2019 at age 37. Claudette is an active volunteer at Civic Theatre and is an active alumnus at Cedar Crest Performing Arts Department. She has been keynote speaker for several Adolescent Initiatives managed by Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit. She was hospital spokesperson and speaker's bureau leader providing education outreach and support to families affected by mental illness and substance use. Hobbies include: reading, writing, painting, theatre, decorating, supporting the arts, trips to NYC, museums and festivals to name a few. "Carpe Diem" is her motto. As well as, "He who laughs, lasts."

Joanne Gantz Jalowiecki Joanne Gantz Jalowiecki, Director of Christian Education and Financial Secretary
Joanne is a lifelong member of Faith Lutheran and the mother of 2 and "Nana" of eight. She is a graduate of Cedar Crest College and is the retired Director of HR with Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley with twenty-five years of service.

Joanne oversees all educational programs with Faith Lutheran such as Sunday Schools (all ages), Confirmation, youth groups, etc. She volunteers for multiple committees and social events at church as well as currently on church council.

In the community, you will also find Joanne volunteering her time with Perfect Fit and Northern Valley Ambulance Auxiliary. She is Past Matron of Rose Croix Chapter #235 Order of the Eastern Star and past board member of Lehigh County Conference of Churches.

Hobbies include traveling with family and friends, reading, travel, floral arranging, travel, spending time with grandchildren and did I mention travel?

A quote from Joanne:
"Christian Education is very rewarding to me as I see our youth 'growing in faith'. A question I normally ask our confirmands is, 'What is the name of our church and what does it mean in your life?'"

Margy Muthard, Treasurer
Margy joined the staff of Faith in January of 2015. Her position requires her to maintain all financial records, checking, saving and investment accounts and present financial reports each month to the Church Council.

Margy is the mother of 2 daughters and resides in Northampton with her family. She has worked in the Accounting field for 28 years.

Her current position is Accounts Payable, HR and Payroll Administrator for a mid-size trucking company in Nazareth, PA.

Volunteering for LV Patriot Flames softball organization helps to fill her love for softball. When Margy has free time, she enjoys traveling, time at the beach and playing with her dogs.

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