Pastor Brian Albert
“GOD… Can I work for you?” That was Pastor Brian’s prayer about 20 years ago after many years of frustration with the direction that the field of nursing & long-term care was headed. He was already very active in his church; singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School & Bible Studies. And God answered his prayers with doors that kept opening so that he was able to complete the necessary requirements for seminary in one year.
He attended the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, Pa., graduating with honors with a Master’s in Divinity. He served for ten years as a Local Pastor before accepting Ordination. He is now in his 23rd year of pastoral ministry.
According to Pastor Brian, the most rewarding thing about being a Pastor is when someone he’s helping “gets it”. He often calls it the “AHA” moment.
Pastor Brian Albert grew up in Lebanon, PA, in a family of six. His nursing career began with training as an Army combat medic which led to an LPN & then Registered Nurse. During his 18 years of nursing, he served in allergy clinics, orthopedics, medical intensive care & Director of Nursing of a long-term care facility.
Pastor Brian & his wife, Barbara, & Ruby, An English Cocker Spaniel, born April 30, 2020 live in Elizabethtown. They also have a daughter, Gina, who is an artist. They both enjoy motorcycling & each has their own Yamaha. Barbara’s bike has an unusual paint job which is a great conversation starter in bringing the ‘Word of God’ to the people they meet.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 10 AM to 1 PM
Tuesday through Friday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
FAX: 717 928-6913
Jackie is in her 17th year as Glossbrenner’s secretary / sexton. Prior to being employed at Glossbrenner, she owned and operated a computerized, embroidered monogram/design business (Creative Monograms by Jax) at her home for 18 years.
Jackie sings tenor in the church choir and rings in the bell choir. She also plays flute in the Donegal Alumni Band. In addition to music, Jackie’s other interests are sewing, bicycling, quilting and crafting.
Marietta Center for the Arts / Susquehanna Stage has become another “home away from home” for Jackie as she volunteers in the costume department and at various other duties as needed. She took part in the ensemble for The Music Man in 2018 and
Evita in 2019.
Personal Public Relations Liaison
Meet the newest member of our staff. Ruby Albert has been volunteered for the Personal Public Relations Liaison for Glossbrenner. At 15 weeks old, the title is bigger than she is, but she is sure that she can grow into the responsibilities. She is an English Cocker Spaniel, born April 30, 2020. Her hobbies are playing, eating, and sleeping. She loves people and belly rubs. Her office hours are Tuesday thru Thursday, 10am to 1pm. She is also available during worship each weekend. Please feel free to have a chat (or playtime) with her sometime.
Loine serves as organist, piano accompanist for the Adult Choir, leader of the Praise Team and ringer in the Bell Choir. She taught elementary vocal music and on the Collegiate level. She comes from a singing family and has been involved in the church music much of her life. Music brings great joy to her spirit and sharing it with others is a lifelong passion.
Educational background: B.Mus. from Houghton, College, M.Mus. from Miami University, additional graduate study from the University of Michigan.
Martin Hinkley, our music director, conducts the adult choir, the hand bell choir and the children’s choir. Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Millersville University and a Master’s Degree in Music History from West Chester University. Outside of his responsibilities at the church, Martin conducts the Ephrata Cloister Chorus and Ephrata Concert Band. He also continues to play the trumpet in groups such as the Lancaster British Brass Band. A former public-school educator, Martin currently substitute teaches in four local school districts. Martin is a United States Army veteran.