St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is blessed with an office and program staff who faithfully serve alongside the rostered leaders of the church. They along with our many volunteers help transform the vision of our ministry into reality!

Program Staff

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Rev. Craig Ross

Senior Pastor

The vibrancy of life here at St. Peter’s makes my service on our staff a joy and privilege. Visitation, teaching and preaching are the ministries that feed my pastoral identity, as together our staff and lay members share in our missional calling … Building a community of faith by God’s grace.

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Sister Dottie Almoney

Director of Education & Outreach

Our youth grow into faithful disciples through education, fellowship and service. I am also excited about the new social ministries in which we are partnering with other Manheim Township churches, such as Lydia’s Closet and Homes for Hope.

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Harold Hand

Interim Pastor

It is my privilege to be able to serve the people of St. Peter’s as a worship leader and visitation pastor. After my retirement from full-time parish ministry, I was looking for the opportunity to do ministry in some form on a part-time basis. How fortunate that I was invited to do so with such an active and faithful congregation and a talented and dedicated staff! I preach twice a month and do hospital, nursing home, and shut-in visits at the direction of Pastor Ross. I continue to be uplifted by all of my encounters with the people of this congregation, and I’m most thankful for this chance to serve.

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Deborah & Tom Berdos

Organist | Director of Music

Fulfilling our calling as leaders of sacred music at St. Peter’s is a joy to us. We are grateful for the enthusiastic musicians here, and join with them in bringing choral, handbell, organ, piano, and other instrumental music to our traditional services for the glory of God. There is always room for others to participate – please consider joining us!

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Heather Cramer

Preschool Director

I feel so blessed and excited to continue the amazing Preschool Program here at St. Peter’s. I am looking forward to working with the Christian education staff to introduce some biblical concepts to our Program. All 3 of my children have gone through St. Peter’s preschool and we have great memories from their early days here. This is the perfect age to teach our children to “love one another” John 13:34.

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Erik Teichmann

Contemporary Worship Leader

I’ve been leading music in worship since 2001, and I love to work with others to offer up our musical gifts to God. When I’m not playing guitar and most anything with strings, I build websites and help nonprofits tell their stories.

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Cindy Geesey

Director of Children’s Ministries

As Director of Children’s Ministry, I am responsible for promoting and ensuring a faith-based education for children pre-k/kindergarten through grade 4. I am blessed to have been given this opportunity to create growth in the area of Children’s Ministry.

Office Staff

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Paul Schultz

Parish Administrator

I serve the Lord through administration – derived from the Latin word meaning, “to minister or serve.” I enjoy working with members in the care and operation of God’s house. If you have gifts or talents that could benefit your church, let’s connect! There is a place of service for everyone at St. Peters.

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JoAnn Harriger

Parish Secretary

I love our dedicated staff and friendly church members.

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Kristie Windle

Assistant Secretary

I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to join the office staff here at St Peter’s Lutheran Church. I have met many wonderful members of this church who have reached out welcoming me to St Peter’s, I kindly thank all of you!