Staff

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, serving in the Air Force for four years in between. He has served congregations in Long Island NY, Columbus OH, and Exton PA.

Pastor Mark lives in Telford with his wife Merlyn. Their daughter Cassandra was active in our synod’s youth programs while she was in high school, and is now in her final year at Penn State, concluding with a summer abroad in Mexico this summer.

Pastor Mark loves opportunities to visit – as a way of building relationships, fielding questions, responding to concerns, and/or being a caring representative of God and our congregation during various life-experiences. So…give him a call or contact the church office if you’d like to chat or have him call on you. Seriously! He’d love that.

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Vincent M. Ryan, Minister of Music

Since 1997 Vincent M. Ryan has been Minister of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville, PA, where he directs the church’s varied ensembles.  He has vast experience accompanying solo instrumentalists, voice, mixed ensembles, and choirs of all levels, including the Gospel Choir of Wittenberg, Germany.  In 2016, he participated in the premier Orgelfestwoche (organ festival week) in Wittenberg, and has returned annually.  He is the organist for the Lancaster-Franconia Choral Singers, directed by Ralph Alderfer. 
 
Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano and Master of Arts degree in organ from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). 
 
He has composed or arranged over 300 works for a wide variety of solo instruments, ensembles, and choirs, some of which are published by Lorenz, Shawnee Press, Neil A. Kjos, Oregon Catholic Press, and St. James Music corporations.  He created (with Noel Kennedy) a coloring book, “Meet the King,” to be used at his workshops that introduce children to the pipe organ. He has authored several published articles regarding the participation of children in worship.

For more information on Advent’s music ministry, visit our Music page!

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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