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, & Dolly, their 9-year old English Cocker Spaniel 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.

Email: bgalbert2@gmail.com

Office Hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 10 AM to 1 PM

 

 

Children & Youth Director

Glinda Medland

Glinda Johnson-Medland was born and raised in Connecticut,  She began her career in working with children at her mothers side by assisting with children’s church, and Sunday School, and Bible lessons. I grew up listening to stories of Amy Carmichael of India who saved little girls from the Temples. She helped her mom with important things like warming up the oil modeling clay we used to make tombs and managers with, and moving the flannel graph sheep around the board or helping children to put on their quiet feet to move from one activity to another. By adolescence she graduated to watching a special needs child during service that others found difficult to manage. Glinda attended and graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible in June 1982 with a degrees in Bible, a minor in Social Work.and a bunch of school loans to pay off. She worked at a Christian Children’s Home from 1982 until 1995 with a few breaks to try out from private practice counseling. I and my Husband Tom recently moved here from the Poconos where we managed together the Mount Pocono Youth Group at Mount Pocono United Methodist Church for 2009-2016. We also both worked/volunteered at the Pocono Plateau Camp and Retreat Center for several years where my husband was the cook. I am settled here in Mount Joy and eager to begin what God has seen fit to put before me. Come up and say hello anytime you see me hanging around! 

 

            

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Secretary

Jackie Roberts

Tuesday through Friday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Phone:  717.653.5683
FAX:     717 928-6913
jackier@gumcmj.net

          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.

 

 

Organist

Loine Bert

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.

 

Choir Director

Martin Hinkley

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.

 

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