Pastor

Kenda is married to Traci Braun and has two step children and one step grandson.  She has her B.S. from Trenton State College and her Master’s in Education from Lehigh University.  She retired as a special education teacher after 37 years in New Jersey public and private schools.  She was also a High School softball official for 33 years and is entering her 35th year of being a High School field hockey official.  She enjoys anything outdoors such as mowing, gardening and golf.

In addition to the responsibilities in her titles, Kenda is the resource for personnel, equipment and funding for events and ministries that occur in the community of faith.  She facilitates fund raising for UPG youth including the gift card program and the golf outing.  She coordinates campus ministry fellowship meals and the hotdog ministry listening post.  She oversees building needs and maintenance of the St. Peter's campus.  She attends weekly staff meetings and any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Senior Pastor.

For the past sixteen years Sandy has been the church secretary at Light of Christ (formerly Messiah Lutheran Church).  For the last three years, she has been Coordinator for the UPG at the Light of Christ campus.  She enjoys doing God’s work with her heart and hands.  Her biggest pleasure is to attend to the needs of the UPG parishioners and church responsibilities.

Sofía Perez

Director of Ministries

I have been a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church since birth. My entire working life was spent at St. Luke’s Hospital, now known as St. Luke’s University Health Network, performing a job ( Blood Banking and Transfusion ) in a workplace I truly loved and from which I retired, very reluctantly, after 50 years service. I was blessed by Pastor Jerry’s offer to become the Home Visitation Ministry Coordinator because it allowed me to be more closely involved with my church family and also to often make trips to the hospital to visit the sick. Our Homebound Ministry has grown with the formation of the UPG and the growth in the number of members of our church family. I am busier than ever with visitations, singing in the choirs, both church and Bach, my commitment to the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter, involvement in the many activities afforded by the UPG, and most importantly my family of four children and their spouses, plus seven delightful grandchildren. Thanks be to God for all the ways in which He has blessed me!

Additional Staff Bios Coming Soon

Ms Lynn Terry

Custodian:  Lisa Mantz

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