Rev. Mark Singh-Hueter, Pastor

Rev. Mark Singh-Hueter is pastor of Advent Lutheran Church. “Pastor Mark” grew up in the mission fields of Papua New Guinea where his parents were missionaries for almost 20 years. He graduated with a BA in Math from Capital University in Columbus OH, and an M/Div from Trinity Lutheran Seminary right across the street from Capital. He has served congregations in Long Island NY, Columbus OH, and Exton PA.

Pastor Mark is in the process of moving into the area with his wife Merlyn. Their daughter Cassandra was active in our synod’s youth programs while she was in high school, and is now a junior at Penn State.

Pastor Mark is eager to get to know the community and work with the people of Advent Lutheran Church. Please contact the office if you would like to talk with him or have him visit with you.



Vincent M. Ryan, Minister of Music

Vincent M. Ryan is the Minister of Music at Advent Lutheran Church, where he directs and oversees the church’s five musical ensembles.  Ryan is also the office manager for the Lansdale office of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.  Previously, he was organist and choirmaster at The Hill School in Pottstown, PA.

Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano and Master of Arts degree in organ from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  His teachers included James Staples (piano), Carol Teti (organ), and James Dearing

(choral conducting).  In 1995, he was the recipient of the Twila A. Hoover Organ Scholarship.  He has returned many times to IUP as a guest organist and pianist. For more information on Advent’s music ministry, visit our Music page!



Carrie Ryan, Coordinator of Spiritual Development

Carrie Ryan is the Coordinator of Spiritual Development at Advent Lutheran Church.  An Advent member since1997, Carrie has served as a Sunday Church School teacher, Cherub Choir Director and Vacation Bible School music leader.  In her role as Coordinator of Spiritual Development, Carrie assists the members and various groups at Advent grow in their discipleship of Christ.

Originally from Erie, Pa., Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She taught in the Spring-Ford Area School District for 5 years before choosing to stay at home with her three sons, Vincent, Garrett and Luke.  During this time, Carrie also cared for many other children in her home.  She enjoys spending time with children and adults of all ages and sharing the love of Christ with them.


Evie Marshall, Office Administrator

Evie Marshall is the office Administrator at Advent Lutheran Church.  Evie graduated from Abington Senior High School & experienced 2 years of Liberal Arts Education at Temple University.  She has been a Member of Advent’s congregation since 1996.  Evie is happy to have a job where she can minister to the needs of the congregation in a wide & varied manner; through publications, record keeping, communication, or just friendly and caring conversation.


Congregational Council

Our Congregational Council is responsible for overseeing the life and activities of the congregation. Council ensures that worship services reflect the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Council also leads the congregation in living out our mission, performing long-range planning, setting goals and priorities, and evaluating activities for consistency with our mission and goals.

Meet the current members of Advent Lutheran Congregational Council:

Bill Kesack, President

Steve Nevin, Vice President

Tom McDonough, Secretary

Ben Potter, Treasurer and Finance Liaison

Trish Barth, Fellowship Liaison

Andy Hassett, Welcome Team Liaison

Rachelle Shollenberger, Worship and Music Liaison

Susan Stratton, Christian Education Liaison

Gary Strayer, Property and Grounds Liaison

Mike Taylor, Stewardship Liaison

Ginny Ward, Mutual Ministry Liaison

Virginia Woodbury, Social Ministry Liaison