Pastor Bob Ierien is a native Texan and a veteran of the US Navy. His interests in ministry include preaching, study of Scripture, creating worship experiences, and spirituality in daily life. He loves woodworking, gardening, and listening to classic rock music and is a total Star Wars geek. He is a 1996 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 2004 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. He is the father of Rachel and Megan and the husband of Gretchen.
Pastor Kristal Smith serves as LLCM’s visitation pastor. An ordained pastor of the Presbyterian Church, USA, she is also a certified spiritual director. Kristal enjoys engaging in the events and stories of life and discovering the flecks of gold (i.e. glimpses of God’s love and grace) among the rocks and mud. She likes to run, bike, swim, play piano, and hike the trails of beautifully-rugged central Pennsylvania. She is the wife of Dave and mother of Andrea, Rachel, and Matthew, all sources of great love and joy.
Lyssa Coy is our Parish Administrator. She coordinates communication between the four congregations, assists the parish treasurer in maintaining financial records and generally keeps the rest of us on track. She is the real brains of this operation. Lyssa has two sons, Christofer and Nikolas, and a daughter, Libby. She enjoys spending time with her children, painting, yoga and Steelers football.
Vicar Jess Davis is serving as our intern while completing her Master of Divinity degree at United Lutheran Seminary. She has experience in overseas missions, congregational renewal, and environmental-conscious ministries. Jess has a passion for helping others develop their spiritual gifts and finding avenues to use them. Always searching for God in the ordinary, Jess likes spending time meeting new people and exploring new places. She is a hippie at heart – loving nature, music, art, and of course her cat Marty.