Rev. Jo Ellen Mauger is a native of southeast Pennsylvania, having grown up in the Pottstown area. She graduated from Mansfield State College with a B.S. in Home Economics Education. She attended Lancaster Theological Seminary and graduated from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia with a Master of Divinity. Pastor Jo has served as Associate Pastor at Olivet-Schwenkfelder UCC, her home church, Bereavement Care Coordinator in hospice care, Chaplain with Phoebe Wyncote, as well as Interim Pastor for Bausman Memorial UCC and Rosedale UCC in Berks County. Pastor Jo considers pastoral care and helping others to discover their spiritual gifts to be at the heart of her ministry, and endeavors to focus on those aspects wherever she serves.
Pastor Jo and her husband, Fred Stewart, reside in nearby Gilbertsville with their bichon frise, Lucky. She is also the mother of two grown children, Kelly and Todd, who, with their respective spouses, Steve and Sharon, have added grandchildren Madeline and Jacoby, and Charlotte, Vivienne, and Liam to the family mix.
CORALIE BOWERS CHURCH SECRETARY
Corie is a life-long member of St. Luke's. She and Rod Bowers have two adult daughters. Corie currently serves on Church Council as chair of Hospitality. She began service as Church Secretary in 2010.
bob carpenter music director
Bob has been involved in music all of his life. He was taught to play piano by his grandmother throughout his childhood, and had been an accompanist for all of his High School and College choirs. He started playing the organ at Tinicum UCC in Pipersville, Pa. in 2006. He came to St. Luke’s as an interim organist in 2012 and became music director in 2016. Bob lives with his wife Cherie in Collegeville. They have three children and four grandchildren. Fun fact: Bob was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to play the world’s largest pipe organ at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NJ, something he will never forget!
CENTERED IN GOD, GUIDED BY HIS WORD, WE SHARE CHRIST'S LOVE WITH ALL.