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Carol Detweiler
Associate In Ministry, Director of Christian Education

Carol Detweiler, A.I.M., grew up in the North Penn area and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale. She attended Temple University and received a bachelor of arts degree in Communications, Radio, Television and Film. She attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia where she received a Master of Arts in Religion degree (Christian Education major).

Carol brings 18 years of experience in Christian Education, serving St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Telford; Lutheran Church of God's Love, Newtown; and Trinity Lutheran Church, Lansdale. She has been active on various synod committees including the Synod Youth Committee Vacation Bible School Resource Team, Communications Committee, Peace Committee, and the Professional Leadership Support Committee.

Carol's interests include writing, history, music, reading, and drama. She serves as an interpreter at the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead. She is committed to peace and justice issues and has a keen interest in family issues.

Carol began her ministry at New Hanover on March 17, 1997.

Maria Boyerr

Maria grew up in Stowe, PA and is a member and DRE for St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother parish. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from King’s College and her MBA from Villanova University.

She lives in Gilbertsville with her husband, Steve and their son, Tyler. Steve’s family are members here at New Hanover.

Maria has over 30 years experience in the accounting field. Prior to coming to NHELC, Maria served as the parish secretary and bookkeeper for St. John’s Lutheran Church in South Pottstown.

CMaria began serving the congregation here at New Hanover on August 17, 2013.

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