We are part of the East Berks Mission District of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Rev. Dr. Dennis Ritter
A graduate of Muhlenberg College (B.A. in Polital Science), The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (M.Div.) and Drew Theological School (D. Min.), I have been privileged to serve in the word and sacrament ministry for 40 years. During that time I have served 5 congregations helping them to clarify their ministry and grow in members. I have also served a social ministry organization as it president and CEO for 9+ of those years.
Currently, I am serving LCHT as its transitional pastor. It is a small congregation, but with a heart for service and ministry. Like many congregations its size it is facing a number of challenges, but I am enjoying working with Christ’s disciples at LCHT to discover the future God has in store for it. I look forward to welcoming you as a partner in this endeavor.
Amanda Schwendeman - Secretary
A graduate of Alvernia University with a degree in Biochemistry, I worked in a lab for over 7 years. After having a set of twins followed by a little girl, I decided to take a break from working to raise my family. Now that everyone is in school, working as the secretary for LCHT gives me the opportunity to be present for them while still being able to work out of the house a few hours a day.
LCHT is a great community of people who have welcomed myself, husband and kiddos.
Make a joyful noise
Perform with our vocal or bell choir.
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This is a great way to get to know members.
Behind the scenes
Join our technical, grounds or kitchen crews.