Pastor Tim Johansen has been serving Temple Lutheran Church since 2012. In his time with us, we have experienced much growth, and our horizons have been expanded as we learn about new ways to welcome God's people. Pastor Tim has a heart for those on the margins, and has been actively working among those with substance abuse disorder, and those with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Pastor Tim is dedicated to identifying God's presence in the ordinary and mundane aspects of our life. He believes that everything is sacred, and everything can teach us something about the Good News of Jesus.
Tim has a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is married to Mary, a Delaware County native, and they have two children: Leo and Gus.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES
Florrie Marks joined the music staff at Temple Lutheran Church in September 1999 as keyboardist/pianist. Since September 2010, she has been Director of Music Ministries: our organist; pianist; director of the chancel choir, handbell choir, instrumental ensemble, and children’s choir; and director (guitar, vocals, keyboard, arranger) of Kenaniah, the church’s praise band – basically, anything that involves music at Temple. Florrie is also active in the Philadelphia area as music director of many high school, college, and community theater groups, and she is a past recipient of the Best Musical Director award at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. Before coming to Temple, Florrie was a professional violinist in the New York City area. She studied composition and violin at the Juilliard School and has music degrees from Gettysburg College, where she studied organ and sacred music, and from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLESHIP
Rob has been a mission partner of our congregation for several years, and recently joined our staff as the Director of Discipleship. Rob is helping us foster an atmosphere and culture of caring, community and mission. Rob graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia with a Master of Divinity degree in 2010, and served in a position similar to the current one at Covenant United Methodist Church for six years prior to joining Temple. Rob lives in Springfield with his wife Karen Kampmeyer-Mannix, and two of their children. Noah is twenty and attending DCCC, and Anna is a Sophomore at Springfield High School. Their two older children are married and live locally, which is a blessing for family get togethers which include their soon to be two year old grand-baby. Rob continues to work full time as a Quality Engineer with the Department of Defense at a contractor in Kennett Square, PA. Rob enjoys the outdoors both at home and on hiking trips, and the family enjoys traveling together.
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTER
Julianna "Juli" has just come to the team of Temple Lutheran in Fall of 2019. Juli's love for youth and the church has grown from her experience at Bear Creek Camp, a ministry of the Southeastern and Northeastern PA Synods of the ELCA. For the past five summers, she has worked at Bear Creek as a counselor and as a part of the leadership team. Currently, she is working on getting her music education certification at Kutztown University. Juli aspires to create a cultivating community where kids can still be kids while building the confidence to share and grow their faith. Her main hobbies (when she isn't practicing the many instruments she is learning) include hiking, running, and watching Jeopardy with her family. She graduated from Hofstra University in 2015, and currently lives outside of Reading, PA with her family and two cats.
Janet has been working as our Parish Administrator since February 2008. Previously she had a variety of positions with non-profit organizations, before staying home with her two children. Married to Dick, they are now empty nesters caring for aging parents in England and Milwaukee. Serving at her home church is a wonderful way to experience God’s love for us all.
Calvin started work at Temple about 27 years ago. He is our custodian and so much more. He is well known as the “Mayor of Brookline Blvd”, cheerfully representing the church and extending God’s love and care in our community. He has a special mission to the children in our community, especially the Great Beginnings Day Care—to show that men of color are loving, caring, funny and not scary. His family and church are both extremely important to him and he serves both with love.
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