Senior Pastor Dennis Beaver
Welcome to ELC. I feel very blessed that God has called me to serve as pastor of this congregation. My family and I joined the family of Evangelical in September of 2009. After having served my previous congregation for 18 years, coming to a new area and a new family was quite a transition. I am happy to say however, it has been a wonderful transition! As we have settled in our home and in this community, we have found the people here very welcoming, and many share a deep desire to be faithful to God. We have especially come to appreciate the growing desire to honor God in many of the members of Evangelical. I am very excited about the direction our Heavenly Father is leading this congregation. Although we have a tremendous amount of work to do, I know if we trust God, He will do wonderful things in and through us. Our main focus in the coming years is to help our members grow deeper in their love for Jesus and for His people. We also want to help strengthen our families to be able to pass their faith on to their children. We are well aware that the conditions of our current culture make achieving these goals quite challenging. We are also aware that we serve a powerful God who promises to do greater things than we could ever imagine.(1 Corinthians 2:9) If you are looking for a congregation of people who are pretty much “down to earth” and people who are growing in their faith, then we would love to have you come visit us. If you would like information before you visit, please feel free to contact either myself or our church office. On another personal note, I am married to my wife Linda for over 25 years. We have two children, Joshua and Bethany. I enjoy hunting , fishing, and just about any outdoor activity. I also am a Rams, Knicks and Mets fan. I know I really shouldn’t list them!! We hope to meet you.
Associate Pastor Drahus Oslik
Welcome to ELC! Hi, I'm Pastor Drahus. My name may seem a bit strange—it is Slovak, just like me. I was born and raised in Slovakia, and attended school and Seminary there. People call me Drahus (Dra-Hoosh). Though I’m Slovak, I have spent a great deal of time in the US, starting way back in high school when I studied for a year in Appleton, Wisconsin, and continuing through to the time that I came to serve as a counselor for summer months at Camp Nawakwa in Arendtsville, PA. During my first summer at Camp Nawakwa, I met my wife, Andrea, who grew up here in Waynesboro. Our story is a fascinating one, but too long for a website. She loves to tell it, so you can find her and ask! :) We were married in 2004 at Camp Nawakwa, and moved to Slovakia where we lived for the first three years of our marriage. Our experiences there were wonderful and blessed—in ministry and family life. We strongly believe in the importance of family and love every moment we can spend together with our children. They keep us busy but fill our lives with much joy. God has called us back “home” to Pennsylvania in September of 2011, starting an exciting faith journey here in Waynesboro, serving the Lord with the people of Evangelical Lutheran, a family of faith excited to know Christ and to make him known to all people. I believe that as a community of believers we’re called to do so, and I’m thrilled my family and I can be a part of this wonderful ministry here. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, come join us, and explore together with us the ways God can touch your life with his love and grace! I would love to share more of my story with you
Debbie Zacher - Director of Music, Organist and Children's Ministry Coordinator
Debbie uses her talents and skills to enhance our worship services and children's educational programs. She is involved with the children's Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Cathedral Choir, Bell Choir, and the ELC Worship Team.
Karen Walker - Contemporary Music Leader
Karen is leading the praise team for the Celebration Worship Service. She attends worship with her husband Brian and their two children. Karen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College. She has served as an Assistant Director for plays and musicals and as Marching Band instructor at Lebanon Catholic School.
Tracy Nickel - Administrative Associate
Shelley Bear - Office Secretary
Cassnadra Reed - Nursery Attendant
Joyce Manges - Financial Secretary
Andy Rovelstad - Account Data Manager
Tammy Ditch - Housekeeper