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 24th 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 18th 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
Ruby Joy Albert
10 am -1 pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Meet Ruby Joy Albert. She has been volunteered as the Personal Public Relations Liaison for Glossbrenner. The title is still bigger than she is, but she loves her job. She is an English Cocker Spaniel, born April 30, 2020. Ruby and her female human (Barbara) will start training as a Therapy Dog Team on May 13, 2021. Wish them luck. Ruby Joy’s 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, Wednesday Bible studies, and many meetings. Please feel free to have a chat (or playtime) with her sometime.
Children and Youth
Jessica has been a lifelong resident of Mount Joy and a 2008 graduate of Donegal High School. She has an associate’s degree in social sciences from HACC in Lancaster. She wanted to get her bachelors in social sciences and become a social worker one day but meeting a dashing young man named Brandon Rockey (her now husband) altered those plans. So Jessica spent
most of the past decade raising her two children, Iris and Silas, as well as working part time in a nearby assisted living home. With Iris and Silas now being in school full time Jessica started praying for the past couple years for God to raise her up into a career that is meaningful, can further his kingdom, and where she will still be able to spend time with her family. We are happy to report that in 2021 God answered her prayer in his always perfect timing as the new Children and Youth Director at Glossbrenner. She is very happy to share the word of God with our youth and show them that being a Christian is far from boring. She strives to make Bible lessons
applicable to help youth navigate the struggles in today’s world while creating a fun atmosphere for teens to connect in. When Jessica is not working in Church you can catch her riding her bike, playing games with her family, camping and going on walks with her Boston Terrier puppy
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.