Meet Our Staff
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 three children: Leo, Gus and Sam
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 enjoys his position on Temple’s staff as the Director of Discipleship. His focus is on connecting our mission partners and the community to each other and to God. Our core values of Inclusion, Service and Community are lived out through our ministry together. As we grow forward in our mission of Welcome Unconditionally, Worship Fully, Live Generously, and Celebrate Growth as God’s children, we are called to Transform Church, Our neighborhood, and God’s World in the Name of Jesus. Rob earned a Master of Divinity degree at LTSP in 2010, and works full time as a Quality Engineer at a defense contractor in Kennett Square PA. Rob and his wife Karen live close by in Springfield and they enjoy the great outdoors at home and hiking nearby. They are blessed with three adult children, two grandchildren, and a daughter Anna, who is studying to be a veterinarian in Kansas.
Darcy has been working as our Parish Administrator since April 2022. Darcy is married to Dave and they have three children. They moved to Havertown in 2012, and from the first visit to Temple knew it was their church. Darcy feels fortunate to work within the church as it is her goal to continue becoming more involved with the works of TLC.
Calvin started work at Temple about 31 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.