Pastor Mark Moretz has been pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church Hagerstown since June 2018. Pastor Mark started in the grocery business while in high school and advanced into management positions. After a successful career in the Food Industry with Lowes Foods Stores, LLC, Pastor Mark followed his heart into the Ministry. He attended Concordia Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity degree. As part of the requirements for his Divinity degree, He interned as a Vicar at Hope Lutheran Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Pastor Mark has brought his managerial skills to Concordia where several new programs of ministry have been started and existing ministries enhanced.
Pastor Mark has always been a strong Christian witness. He attended Concordia Lutheran Church while growing up in Conover, North Carolina. Pastor Mark stayed active in the Lutheran Church before entering the Ministry by teaching Bible studies and serving in various Church offices. Along the way he married Janise and they were blessed with three daughters and two sons. Concordia is blessed to have Pastor Mark as their Pastor.
Linaya Kolke started at Concordia Lutheran Church as the Director of Christian Education for her intership in June 2020. She grew up in Washington state and moved to Albuquerque, NM when she was 8 years old with her family. Linaya graduated from Concordia Irvine 20' and majored in Theological Studies: Christian Education Leadership, minoring in Director of Christian Education and Global Cultural Studies. At Concordia Lutheran Church Linaya works with Children's, Youth, and Young Adults Ministries, while also building relationships with many of the adults and other congregation members at this church. She loves anything outdoors, from hiking, camping, rock climbing, and longboarding. Linaya loves getting to be in ministry and to see God at work.
To learn more about Linaya visit https://linayakolke.wixsite.com/cuidce
Office: (301) 767-5955 ext. 104
Karla Baker and family have been members of Concordia Lutheran since 2006. She has been teaching at Open Arms preschool since 2012 and has been the Director since 2015. She earned her Psychology degree from the University of Michigan and has previous work experience as a Child and Family Counselor in the foster care system as well as working with Special Education students in the public school system. She loves teaching her preschool students about Jesus!
Office: (301) 767-5955
|Vice President:||Joe Davidson|
|Recording Secretary:||Sylvia Shives|
|Financial Secretary:||Mitzi Bowman|
|Lay Ministry:||Don Enterline|
|Christian Education:||Becky Brown|
|Church Properties:||Terry Bowman|
|Parish Fellowship:||Karen Meinelschmidt|
|Public Relations:||Ron Bucher|
|Youth Ministry:||Linaya Kolke|
|Caring Ministries:||Brenda Horsch|
I believe in "leading by example." Joining a committee or project to have your name on the roster is of no help to the other members. Concordia has enabled me to utilize the talents that God has given me to the best of my ability. Working with our Concordia family is a wonderful way to give glory and praise to God for all that He has done and continues to do for us.
To me, being a member of CLC means I am part of a vibrant church where I can serve my Lord in a variety of ways and I have the opportunity to stay strong in my faith as I get older.
In Christ, Don Enterline
Attending Concordia has made it possible to strengthen my spiritual needs and has offered more ways for me to serve the Lord.
- Fred Tichnell
Attending Concordia Lutheran Church has been important to me for several reasons. It has educated me in many ways through Biblestudies, broadened me socially with so many friendly people, as well as being able to be involved in different aspects of church service. It has also offered a number of ways to increase my service to the Lord through a variety of outreach programs.
I joined Concordia in 2002 when I was looking for an LCMS church when I relocated my family to WV. Concordia has become family and allows be to nurture my faith and grow spiritually.
- Gene Diest
It is a great opportunity to grow in faith while helping others.
- Mark Eberly
I absolutely love my church family. They are one of my many blessings God has given me and I thank God every night for them, along with many more blessings.
- Jim Gann
I came to Hagerstown years ago knowing only my future wife at the time. We visited Concordia and from the first time we felt at home. We were "mugged" (gifted with a Concordia mug) and began a loving spiritual family relationship with all the Concordia Parishioners spiritually, socially, and serving our Lord.