MEET OUR INTERIM PASTOR,
A Short Bio of Reverend Dr. William G. Beck
The Reverend .Dr. William G. Beck, STS is formerly the Pastor at Dunmyer Evangelical Lutheran Church near Johnstown, PA, and a Chaplain at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Prior to that, he was a Church-planter in Western New York at Christ Lutheran Church (LCMC), Bemus Point on Lake Chautauqua and simultaneously a Chaplain at Sister’s Hospital in Buffalo, NY and St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged in Dunkirk, NY. Counting from Baptism, Pastor Bill has been a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dormont, PA, for 79 years.
In addition to graduate degrees in Engineering and Computer Science (Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh), Pastor Bill holds a Master of Divinity degree, from Trinity Anglican School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA, a Master of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia. His graduate studies in Theology have all centered on the area of Pastoral Care. Pastor Bill also holds a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of The Society of the Holy Trinity, a nationwide Lutheran ministerium.
Pastor Bill is the father of eight children and grandfather of seven. He resides in Mt. Lebanon, PA with wife, Terese and youngest Son, Timothy Christian, a Junior at Seton LaSalle High School. Prior to his call to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament, Pastor Bill was a USAF Fighter Pilot, a Structural Engineer, a University Professor of Computer Science, and a software company owner.
Pastor Wm Beck invited all member to a Coffee Klatch after service on November 17 but due to a prior scheduling conflict the Coffee Klatch will be after service on November 24. Please mark your calendars and join Pastor Beck.
BHLC IS COLLECTING POP TABS FOR RONALD MCDONALD’S HOUSE. There are containers in the back of the church and in Fellowship Hall.
There will be a congregational meeting after service on Sunday, December 15. Please attend.
We will be decorating the church for Christmas on Sunday, December 22 after the 10:30 service. Help would be appreciated.
Our Call Committee has completed all the steps we had to complete to have BHLC enrolled on The NALC website for congregations looking to call a new Pastor. We have had our congregational profiled viewed 48 times in the 6 weeks it has been up on the website. But so far no inquires yet. When we do get inquiries, the call Committee will conduct interviews with all the candidates and report back to you when that happens. There are currently 135 pastors on the NALC list of Pastors available for call, and over 600 rostered Pastors in the NALC that get the monthly updates. So now we wait and pray that the Holy Spirit continues to work on us to get us ready for our next full time Pastor. And that we remember that this will be done by God’s timeline, not ours.
Your Brother in Christ – Steve Krepp- chairperson – BHLC Call Committee.