Lay Leaders

Salem's 2018 Leaders and Helpers



OUR COUNCIL OFFICERS




Council President

Deb Kauffman - R3

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Deb Kauffman is President of the Church Council.  She is married to Keith and has two grown daughters.  She is the CEO of White Rose Credit Union.  She has always lived in the York area and has been a member of the Salem congregation since 2014.  Deb agreed to join church council to help the congregation and to keep us moving forward.  Deb says, “Salem is my church family and I will do whatever I can when something needs to be done.  Salem is full of amazing people who are friendly and giving.”




Vice President

Scott Wright - Building/Grounds

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Council Secretary

Wanda Morrison - Outreach

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Wanda Morrison Council Secretary is a lifetime member of Salem. She taught Sunday School for over 30 years, plays on the chime choir, helps to make quilts, serves on Social ministry, Stewardship and the R3 teams. She ran for council so she could be involved in making decisions about Salem because she cares about her church family. Wanda worked for McCrory Stores for 24 years and retired from Kelloggs after 19 years as a cost accountant. She has been married to her husband for over 40 years, has a step son, daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.




COUNCIL MEMBERS - with LIAISON




Council Member

Sandy Dehoff

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Judy Geesey - Finance

Judy Geesey is Treasurer of the congregation.  She was born in San Francisco, CA and moved to the Jacobus area as a child.  She has 5 children and 6 grandchildren.  She retired from bookkeeping with an accounting firm.   She has been a member of Salem since childhood.   When she was asked to be treasurer, she also decided to serve on council so that she would know what was going on.  Judy still attends council meetings in her position as treasurer but is no longer an elected council member. She says, “I think being a member means giving time to serve on council.  I encourage people to worship with us because people at Salem are friendly, loving, a family environment.   I want to see our congregation grow.”   Judy shares her voice with the chancel choir and rings in the chime choir.  She is known for her scrubbies.




Cynthia Gingerich - Youth/Family

I am a lifetime member of Salem Lutheran Church, baptized and married there. I have lived in Florida, Virginia, and Maryland over the years but always worshiped at Salem whenever possible. I recently retired from George Washington University Hospital where I worked as a nurse for 37 years and moved back to the York area. My husband and I are “on call” to help with the community breakfast whenever needed, I am a lay reader and communion assistant. The people of this church are very caring, generous, and supportive. I see this church as my “family”, I wanted to help the church grow as well as continue to share God’s love with all.




Council Member

Deb Hare - Fellowship

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Deb Hare is a RN with 3 children.  She has lived in Baltimore, Carlisle and in the York area for 24 years.  She never served on council.  So when asked to fill a council seat, she wanted to learn the inner workings of the congregation.  She says; “Salem members are wonderful and loving.  They have seen me though some rough times.  I just feel part of the family.”  Deb also sings in the chancel choir.




Council Member

Karen McHenry - Worship & Music

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Karen McHenry I am a retired school teacher -- at Manheim Central for a year and at Kreutz Creek in Hellam for 26 years.  I also taught for 4 years at  St. Paul's Lutheran preschool at George and Springettsbury Ave.  We have three children, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren (so far!) We have been attending Salem LC since 2008 and joined in 2009. Since then, I have been active in various areas of the church family.  I am a member of the church council,  Worship and Music Committee, and  the finance committee.  I also help with the community breakfasts, VBS, Sunday school, Christmas in Loganville. and am a member of the church choir and the chime choir.  The people at Salem are wonderful, caring, and compassionate.  I am proud to be a member of this family.




Council Member

Larry Miller

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Larry Miller is a retired commercial/industrial electrician and worked for Miller Electric for 43 years. This is his first time serving as a new council member. He has served previously on the Property Committee and has performed various electrical maintenance tasks at the church over the years. He is the father of 2 children and 2 grandchildren.   He has been coming to Salem Lutheran since 1969 after he began dating his wife Karen (Jacobs) Miller a lifetime member. He was born in Illinois and moved to the York area with his family in 1964.  Larry was asked to join the church council after retiring and agreed to serve and help wherever needed.