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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.

Priscilla Lamparter Landis
Director of Music Ministry

Priscilla Lamparter Landis has been actively involved in Lutheran church music since the age of three. She holds a BA in Music from Lebanon Valley College and certification in Music Education from Moravian College. Priscilla taught elementary music and strings for Souderton Area School District for 24 years. Prior to teaching she served as organist and choir director for several Lutheran churches.

In addition to playing the organ and directing choirs, Priscilla enjoys composing music. One of her children’s choir anthems, “Loving Hands of Jesus,” was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishing. Priscilla and her husband, Ray, live in Salfordville and have three grown children and three grandchildren.

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