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17906 Garden Lane – Hagerstown, MD 21740
Call: 301-797-5955
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Sat 5:30 PM - in Sanctuary
Sun 8:00 AM - in Sanctuary
Sun 11:00 AM - in Sanctuary
Online Worship - Anytime Sunday Mornings
17906 Garden Lane – Hagerstown, MD 21740
Call: 301-797-5955
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Concordia Lutheran Church Staff and Leadership


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, two sons, and just this year welcomed his first grandchild. Concordia is blessed to have Pastor Mark as their Pastor.

Office: (301) 797-5955 ext. 102

 Open Arms Preschool Director & Teacher

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Hi, my name is Natalie Evans, Director and teacher at Open Arms Preschool.  I have been teaching at Open Arms for 8 years, but have been in the education field for 13 years.  My family has been blessed to be apart of Open Arms Preschool since our oldest son went to school here in 2011.  I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15 years and we have two beautiful children, Landon and Kenley.  I was able to see firsthand the importance of preschool and the impact it has on little minds with my own children.  It was important to my husband and I to find a preschool who taught the Word of God while also meeting important educational goals. Early childhood education has always been a passion of mine. I love being able to watch children learn and grow through hands on learning.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors with my family.  I also enjoy traveling and spending time with friends. I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead Open Arms Preschool and am very excited to see all that God has in store here!
Office: (301) 797-5955 ext. 101

Deaconess Intern

Beverly Wailing

Beverly Walling has been in training for her current position as a Deaconess Intern her entire life. Raised in a Lutheran home in Minnesota, the fourth out of six children, she spent the first third of her adult life working as a registered nurse in California. After completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology, she moved her family across the United States to Maryland, where she has worked for more than twenty-three years as a child psychologist. In July 2021, she entered the deaconess program at Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, where she hopes to serve God and His kingdom in whatever capacity she can. 
Beverly was married to Scott Walling for twenty-five years before his passing in May 2019. Shehas a daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and James Ruddle, who live nearby and are also members of Concordia Lutheran Church.
In her spare time, Beverly enjoys taking walks and hiking out in nature, traveling to distant partsof the world (pre-COVID), taking pictures of her three cats and posting them on Instagram and Facebook, and mastering the art of vegan cooking.

Secretary Secretary

Rosella Rogers

In this position, I have had the opportunity to use my God given gifts and talents as I am able.I am blessed to be a part of the Concordia family of believers.  It has been very beneficial to help strengthen me in my faith journey. 

Office: (301) 797-5955 ext. 100

DCE (Director of Christian Education)

My name is Tim Buss and I am the new Director of Christian Education intern at
Concordia Lutheran Church. I have worked 11 years in various ministries at St. John’s Lutheran
Church and School in Denver, Colorado. There I discovered my passion for working with
children and youth as I worked with their summer camp, before and after school care, middle
school youth group, and early learning center. One of my favorite things to do with the youth is
play a variety energetic games along with finding how things in our world connect us to a
relationship with Jesus. I absolutely love seeing children laugh, smile, enjoy playing together,
figure a problem out, realize how much Jesus loves them, and just be kids. Because let’s be
honest, who doesn’t like being a kid?
My family currently lives in Denver, Colorado. I have my mother, sister, brother-in-law,
and 2 year old niece who I all like to visit in my spare time. When I’m not at Concordia I enjoy
playing disc golf on the weekends, as well as playing video games on my Xbox and Nintendo
Switch, and watching movies, especially Star Wars! I attended Concordia University Irvine to
obtain my Director of Christian Education degree. I am looking forward to working with the
adults and youth of Concordia, as well as new comers who visit. God has exciting opportunities
planned for me at Concordia!

Officers and Committees

Congregational Officers

Pastor: Mark Moretz
President: Wendy Radek
Vice President: Jean Tichnell
Treasurer: Don Schleef
Recording Secretary: Sylvia Shives
Financial Secretary: Sara Hilmer


Board Chairpersons

Lay Ministry: Don Enterline
Christian Education: Jesse Lowery
Parochial Education (CCDC): Bernie Davidson
Church Properties: Jesse Burcker
Parish Fellowship: Susan Marr
Public Relations: Dave Marr
Youth Ministry: Tim Buss
Evangelism: Carroll Gatling
Caring Ministries: Brenda Horsch

Board of Elders

Don Enterline 
Fred Tichnell
Larry Campbell
Jim Gann
Frank Waldron
Gene Diest
Mark Eberly
Chip Brown

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