Pastor Krommes believes she has the best job in the world – called to love God and love people – and she gets paid for it! Along with serving as Lead Pastor at St. John’s, she and her husband John Stong delight in being the parents of Jonathan and Todd. Baptized at Christ Lutheran Church in Hazleton, PA, confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Allentown, she graduated from Susquehanna University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. In 2008, she earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where she also served as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. After serving for thirteen years as Pastor of St. Bartholomew’s Lutheran Church in Trenton, NJ and for three years as an interim pastor throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, she was called to St. John’s in 1996.