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109 York Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-2012

Staff

Rev. Andrew R. Geib

Pastor

Pastor Andrew was ordained in 2015 before accepting the call as Associate Pastor to St. James. Pastor Andrew is married to Christina and they have two children:  Gabrielle and Noah. He enjoys playing sports of all kind, especially soccer and basketball. Pastor Andrew graduated from Penn State Harrisburg in 2009 and the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg in May 2015. His ordination marked a milestone not only for the Geib family, but also for the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as it was the first time the synod has had three generations of pastors in one family!

Pastor Andrew was called as Lead Pastor at St. James in February 2022.

717-334-2012 ext. 206
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Jonathan Noel

Minister of Music

Jonathan is coming to St. James from his position as Minister of Worship and Music at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, where he lead music for ecumenical services at the campus chapel and health care center.  Previously, he served as Music Director and Organist at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in York.  Jonathan earned degrees in music from Winthrop University (BMus) and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (MMus).  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, biking, long walks, home improvement projects, and spending quality time with family.  He and his wife, Marian, have two children, Sarah and Adam, and live in York County.

717-334-2012 ext. 207
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Adam Michael

Director of Youth & Family Ministry

Adam Michael returned to the St. James staff in January 2022.  He grew up at St. James as a youth and served as the youth intern.  He worked for the Gettysburg Times, as a sports writer and then later as a reporter for the school districts.  Adam and his wife, Hannah, live in Gettysburg and have 3 dogs, a cat, and welcomed baby Miles in August 2022.  Adam enjoys opportunities to explore faith through the lenses of real life and the Marvel Universe.

717-334-2012 ext. 203
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Tom Bender

Building Superintendent

Tom has been St. James’ Building Superintendent since 2008. He and his wife, Mary, have two adult children: Jessica and Andrew, and three grandchilden. In his spare time, Tom enjoys singing in the Adult Choir, walking and running. (The children in Child Care especially love Mr. Tom!)

717-334-2012 ext. 215
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Katy Clowney

Church Administrator

Katy graduated from Gettysburg College with a major in Environmental Studies and minor in Spanish. After graduating she worked within the fruit industry for over 10 years. Katy lives in New Oxford with her husband, Mark, and 2 boys, Liam and Connor. Katy enjoys hiking, gardening, baking, and watching her boys play baseball.

717-334-2012 ext. 201
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Julie Albert

Administrative Coordinator

Originally from Maryland, Julie graduated from Elizabethtown College with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Human Services and International Studies. After graduating she worked within the juvenile justice field for over 20 years. She is also a registered yoga teacher.  

Julie and her husband, Ed, live in the Littlestown area with their two sons,  Nate & Nick.  In her free time, Julie enjoys traveling, gardening, being outside and practicing yoga.

717-334-2012 ext. 202
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Karen Lentz

Church Treasurer

As recommended by the ELCA, Karen is once again overseeing the church finances for St. James Lutheran Church, as well as the finances for other institutions in Gettysburg. Karen graduated from Shippensburg University. She is the proud mother of a teenage son, Derek.

717-334-2012 ext. 204
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