Pastor Steve McComas is a second career United Methodist Pastor. He first worked for 25 years as an Electronics Engineer at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster. In the early 1990’s, he felt called to follow in his Father’s footsteps, who was a United Methodist Pastor in the Holston Conference, rather than relocating to the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, MD. He was commissioned in 2001 and ordained in 2004. Steve has served Doylestown and Rolling Hills (Pipersville) United Methodist Churches. He is married to his wife Deborah and they have two adult sons, Patrick and Michael. He holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Tenn Tech University and a MDiv degree from Palmer (Eastern) Theological Seminary.
Pastor Nancy Ludwig is a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church.
She served as associate pastor at Langhorne United Methodist Church before coming
to Lehman Memorial in June of 2008. She has B. S. and M. Ed degrees from Millersville
State University and was an elementary school teacher for twenty-nine years. She accepted
Christ as her Savior as a child and has been active in church all of her life. Pastor Nancy
is enriched through worship, prayer, and study, and is a student of Wesley Theological
Seminary. Pastor Nancy is engaged in all areas of ministry and in service to the Lord.
She feels grateful and blessed every day to be serving God as a pastor at Lehman Memorial.
Pastora Luky Cotto, como cariñosamente le conocemos, nació en la ciudad de Guatemala y ha estado viviendo en los Estados Unidos por más de 35 años. Es una Pastora Local de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. La Pastora Luky sirvió como Misionera de la Junta General de Ministerios Globales con el programa 10-10-10 por tres años, como Pastora Asociada mientras estuvo viviendo en La Gran Conferencia de New Jersey por 5 años. La Pastora Luky y su familia se mudaron para Pensilvania y ahora esta sirviendo como una Nueva Plantadora de Iglesia en la Iglesia Metodista Unida Lehman desde julio del 2008. Graduada del Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA), como Secretaria Bilingüe, recibió su Bachillerato en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Phoenix en Filadelfia y esta completando sus cursos Teológicos a través de la Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (UBL) en Costa Rica, CA. La Pastora Luky es profesora Adjunta del colegio Messiah, en la ciudad de Filadelfia, Facilitadora del Plan Nacional para Ministerios Hispanos/Latinos y ha escrito una unidad para el Modulo de Jóvenes y una unidad para el Modulo de Educación Cristiana. Además, ha escrito para el programa de la División de Mujeres en Español, y ha escrito varios artículos para la revista El Interprete de nuestra denominación. Luky es una líder bastante conocida en la comunidad Latina de la IMU. Esta casada con el Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto con quien tuvo tres hijos, Julio Irving, casado con Mayra Cortes, Andres G., y Alejandro O., los tres graduados de la universidad. Luky esta gozando cada minuto de este nuevo ministerio que el Señor ha puesto en sus manos.
Deborah Gwynn received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Temple University. She has over twenty years experience in the accounting field. She has worked for a variety of companies including a law firm, small technology firm and has helped a parish correct their accounting records. Deborah resides in Warminster, PA with her husband, Ray, and their four children.
Dawn Cieri is Lehman's director of Christian Education. Although recently taking over the position, she is by no means new to the church as Dawn has enjoyed teaching Sunday School at Lehman for the last 9 years. She believes that learning is a life-long growing process and feels strongly that directing Christian Education at Lehman is where God wants her to be. Dawn holds an MS in Elementary Education from Holy Family University and taught 2nd grade in the Bensalem School District from 2007-2012. In addition, she has her BS in Accounting from La Salle University and has been everything from a bookkeeper to a controller in various companies over the years. Dawn lives in Hatboro with her husband, Rudy, and daughters Rachel and Olivia. She has two cats, Sonny and Patches.
Karen Douglass is Lehman's Parish Nurse. She has been working as an RN since 1983, and has been Lehman's parish nurse since 1997. She graduated with a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University.
Parish Nursing is a calling to create, improve and maintain whole person health - body, mind and spirit. Lehman's Health Ministry includes health counseling, blood pressure screening, hospital and home visitation, health classes and seminars, and much more. As the Parish Nurse Karen works to positively influence the health and well-being of Lehman's members, while ministering to the hurting and promoting healing.
Harry and Joyce Barnhurst tag team as the youth directors of the LYM501 Youth Mnistry at Lehman. Harry and Joyce have been married for 26 years and surprisingly still like each other. All kidding aside, they are proud parents of two young women who are currently attending college. Harry and Joyce have been youth leaders for 12 years; that ministry started with one simple question..."Would you consider helping out with Youth Group?" As it turned out, they answered "yes." Harry and Joyce's enthusiasm for youth ministry is based in Matthew 22:37-39: He said to him, ' “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” '
LYM501, Lehman's weekly youth group geared towards 6th-12th graders, is a place where youth can connect into the whole of life together, a place where the authentic person can find freedom of expression, and is a place that strives to encourage honesty, trust, responsibility, and accountability. LYM501 youth have a sacred and safe place for questioning, contemplation, and introspection to occur, without fear of judgment or embarrassment. The group also offers many activities for fun and fellowship.
Harry and Joyce believe they are here to help youth define and grow their faith; to give them a place to take what they have learned in Sunday School, Worship, Bible Studies, and other church events and figure out what "church" means to them and how they can incorporate it into their life.
Beverly Lawless joined Lehman Church in 1985 and has been Office Manager at Lehman since 2000. Prior to working at Lehman Church she worked for a major Chemical Company as an Office Manager in the Legal Department. Beverly sings with the Cross Connection Contemporary Worship Team and with the Sanctuary Choir. She is blessed to worship each Sunday and be engaged in service to the congregation of Lehman Church.
Joanne Duff is blessed to be engaged in serving the people of Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church as a part time administrative assistant.
Phyllis Morocco is the director of Lehman Christian Preschool and is also one of three preschool teachers at Lehman. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with the preschool since 1998. Phyllis and the preschool staff continuously engage the children in social/emotional, academic and spiritual activities. The preschool celebrated 20 years of success in September 2010.
Jared Williams leads Cross Connection Worship each week at 9:30AM in the Sanctuary, and is the director of the Worship Team. He has been with Lehman Church since 2000, and is a graduate of Temple University in Vocal Performance and Music Technology. Jared is thrilled to still be leading a ministry he helped to create, and is looking forward to what God has in store for Lehman in the future. He also encourages those who have a heart for worship to join the worship vocals or band. During the week, Jared is the Director of Choral Activities at Council Rock North High School in Newtown, PA.
Ruth Kuchinsky-Smith is Lehman's director of Vocal music, overseeing the Sanctuary Choir, Chapel Choir, Carol Choir, and Disciple Singers. Each Easter season, Ruth directs "His Last Days," a musical depicting the last days of Christ. Many will know this as a Lehman tradition.
Susan Tinney directs and oversees Lehman's traditional instrumental groups including the Adult Bells, Youth Bells and Orff Ensemble. A member of Lehman church for most of her professional life, she can also be heard weekly in the Cross Connection Worship Team as a main keyboard player.
Dr. Bucky Clark serves as the organist for Lehman Church. Bucky earned a bachelor's degree in music from Susquehanna University, a master's degree from Temple University, and a doctorate from Temple University. Dr. Clark also attended Penn State and Lehigh Universities and a management seminar at Harvard University. Presently, Bucky is the principal of Log College Middle School in Warminster, PA and serves as a trustee at Abington Memorial Hispital. He is a past councilman in Hatboro and served as president for five years. Bucky has served numerous churches in the Delaware Valley as organist, choir director, and bell choir director. Dr. Clark has been a parishioner at Lehman since the age of three.
Brad Beck is the resident Head Audio Engineer at Lehman, running live sound, recording, and duplication services for 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 worship experiences, as well as countless special events. He is a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences where he studied Audio Recording and Production, Post Production, Video Game Audio, Music Business, and Live Sound, He holds certifications in Pro Tools, Waves, Logic Pro, SMAART, and TC Electronics.
Charlie Mocknick is Lehman's church sexton. His services allow Lehman to be cleaned, set-up, and prepared for the countless number of events that are a part of Lehman's busy daily routine. Charlie joined Lehman Church as sexton after more than 20 years in electronics retailing and earlier years in newspapers and fundraising communications. A graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School and Penn State, Charlie and his wife Vicki-Lynn are members of Lehman.
Barbara Kropp is Lehman's part-time custodian, helping Charlie when needed, but primarily focusing on the cleaning and organization of Lehman's Christian Pre-School.
Jim Donley is originally from Northeast Philadelphia. He attended Plumstead Christian and received a bachelors of arts from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is currently attending Wesley Theological Seminary working towards his Masters of Divinity. James enjoys working with most forms of computer design media including graphic design and video production. He works with software such as Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Apple’s Final Cut Pro. He serves from Washington DC to design and develop sermon media with the cross connection team.
Lisa Lang works part time as Lehman's Special Project Coordinator, and diligently updates website announcements and other data.