Staff & Leaders

Pastor Cynthia Krommes

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…

Pastor Tom Kochenderfer

Pastor Tom Kochenderfer was born and raised in Norristown, PA.  He graudated from Norristown High School and Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.  After Muhlenberg he spent a year traveling in Europe mainly in Germany.  He then returned to the U.S. and entered the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  After graduation and ordination he served three…

Sonya K. Sowards

Sonya joined St. John’s staff after working for many years as a legal assistant in the Jacksonville, Florida and Washington, DC offices of a nationwide law firm, serving as Director of Christian Education at Episcopal churches in Florida and Virginia, and as Administrative Coordinator/Business Manager of the Methodist college ministry at Florida A&M University.  Most…

F. Thomas Snyder

Tom Snyder is a graduate of Susquehanna University with a BMus in Education.  After teaching music in the public schools for one year he found his passion – music ministry in the church.  He is a Deacon in the ELCA currently serving at St. John’s as Director of Music, a position he has held since…

John Quinn

John Quinn,  a native of Philadelphia, began his musical studies at the age of 8, attending the Settlement Music School to study piano. By age 15, his attention shifted to the organ. It was in 1996 began a more disciplined study of the organ, privately, until attending Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey in…

Sondra Lisse Andrews

Sondra Lisse Andrews is the pianist for the Evening Light worship service at St. John’s Lutheran Church as well as an active participant in the church’s recital series.  She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Music Education with a piano performance concentration from West Chester University and is also certified as a Reading Specialist and Elementary K-6 Educator. …

Mark Yanchek, Jr.

Mark graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2008 with a degree in business/technology education and was hired by the Rose Tree Media School District to teach technology at Springton Lake Middle School. In late April 2010, he was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a rare brain tumor. It was removed the following day with emergency surgery at…

Arlene Hudak

Arlene Hudak has served as our Nursery Coordinator since 2003.  She has a degree in Elementary Education and served as a Paroichal School Teacher before beginning her family.  She delights in watching children grows and develop.  She oversees a wonderful cadre of youth and adult volunteers who help our Nursery to be a place of…

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