The church staff, dedicated committees and groups within our church aid in ministering to church members and the community.  Please consider dedicating your time and talents to one of our many committees and/or groups.

The Church Council oversees the life and activities of the congregation  and in particular its worship life ensuring everything is done in accordance with the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  The council normally meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. 


Reverend Timothy L. Craven grew up in western Pennsylvania in McKeesport. In 1974 he graduated with a degree in English (Creative Writing) from Penn State University and a minor in History. From 1974 until 1983 he enjoyed an extensive musical career throughout the United States performing original and traditional American folk, bluegrass and old time music. He still plays music and sings in church and elsewhere. He graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in 1987 and has served as the pastor of Mellingers Evangelical Lutheran Church since that time. During his time in Lancaster County, Pastor Craven has served on the boards of LutherCare, Ephrata Area Social Services , the Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania and on the Ephrata School Board.

Emails can be sent to revtlc@ptd.net

Director of Music Vickie Kissinger is a Lancaster County native and resides in New Holland. She

holds a B.S. in Music Education from Millersville University. Vickie is a classically trained organist, mezzo soprano, and pianist. She studied Sacred Organ with Ona Shreiner, Jazz piano with Don Trostle and Classical Piano with Dr. Anita Renfroe.

She was a voice student of the late Dr. Thomas Houser, Master Teacher. Vickie sings professionally and is an award-winning vocalist and 2012 PA State Senior Idol winner. She began her organist career at age 13. She has been Director of Music and Organist for St. John Center Lutheran Church for a total of over 20 years. Vickie runs a private piano and voice studio with a concentration on

Special Needs Students. Vickie is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Music Teachers National Association and the National Association of Singing. She has one daughter and two grandchildren.

Vickie can be reached through the church office at 717-336-8800  
Emails can be sent to vickiekissinger@gmail.com

Secretary's office hours are 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Thursday

You can contact Ashley in the church office at 717-336-8800 

Emails can be sent to mellingerslutheran@gmail.com

Diane Adair, Director of Christian Education, grew up in Denver, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Cocalico High School in 1987. Diane has been teaching Sunday School for 19 years. She is employed as a Medical Transcriptionist for Susan J. Probst, MD.

The Worship and Music Committee oversees the asthetic details of the service and makes recommendations to make the services enjoyable for all!



Discipleship In Life

During the 6 weeks of Lent the Stewardship Committee will be holding the Pick Six Campaign.  Please prayerfully consider giving towards one of the 8 listed organizations each week: Campus Crusade for Christ, Ephrata Area Social Services, ELCA Mission Support, ELCA Hunger Appeal, Lutheran Camping Appeal, Vicar Fund, Mellingers Needy Fund.  Stewardship will be handing out special giving envelopes for this event as well as fund details.

2020 Pick Six Program

Peter's Porch

ELCA Mission Support

Campus Crusade for Christ (Walters Family)

Ephrata Area Social Services

Seminarian Fund

Needy Fund (Mellingers)

ELCA Hunger Appeal

Lutheran Camping Appeal


The Social Ministry's mission is to serve God and others as God desires us to do so, using the witness Christ gave us through his life, death and resurrection inside Mellingers Lutheran Church and in the world around us.





Sunday School


The Adult Sunday School Class continues to meet in the room located between the nursery and the choir room.  All adults age 18 and above are invited and encouraged to attend this class.  


The Sunday School Class continues to meet at 10:30 following the service.  


The Property Committee oversees the maintenance of the church keeping the building and grounds in good repair.  Please ask how you can help!




Youth Group

Advisors: Jen & Scott Brubaker

                 Kristi & Andy Leonhard

                 Pastor Craven



Mellingers Evangelical Lutheran Church

80 Gockley Road                                      

Stevens, PA 17578


(W) 717-336-8800

(F) 717-336-8801

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