Interim Pastor: Rev. Dr. Robert A. Stewart
Born in Philadelphia, Pastor Stewart has lived in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, and New York. Finally settling in Pennsylvanian in 1973 and prior to his pursuit of higher education he was able to learn from a wide variety of work experience as a department store salesperson, store manager, and professional musician. Dr. Stewart holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a Minor in Psychology from Eastern University, a Master of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. He has attended numerous continuing education events including an extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education from Penn State University’s Hershey Medical Center. Ordained in 1979, Pastor Stewart has 38 years of pastoral experience as a chaplain and parish minister.
Rev. Peter Goguts
Rev. Peter Goguts served as Pastor of St. John’s (Hain’s) from 1982 to 2010. The congregation honored Pastor Goguts by naming him Pastor Emeritus in 2012.
Rev. Ann Bolek
Pastor Ann Bolek is a native of Baltimore, but has lived most of her life in various parts of eastern Pennsylvania. Before her call to ordained ministry, she was a high school physics teacher for forty years and is also certified in massage and Reiki. Spirituality has always been an important part of her life and she continues to be part of two “sacred circles” which have been meeting and sharing for many years. Her educational background includes degrees from Holy Family University, West Chester University and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previous pastoral work includes: seminary student internships at Calvary Reformed UCC in Reading and Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny; supply work at Zion’s Union Church; a residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Phoebe Ministries.
Director Of Music – In Transition
Director Of Christian Education
Karen Marks has served St. John’s (Hain’s) as the Director of Christian Education for the last 10 years. The position has offered her the opportunity to see many families of our church bring their children to learn about Jesus in the very church they grew up. She enjoys working with the teachers who share their time and teaching talents with the children on a Sunday morning. They make the stories of the Bible come alive so that they will have a strong faith foundation to build upon as they grow from toddler to young adult. The children are Karen’s greatest source of inspiration as she plans each Sunday school year. She wants them to want to come to Sunday school for the lessons and for the fellowship with lots of God’s love and fun thrown in!
Tracy Schaeffer has served as the Youth Coordinator for 5 years. Throughout her life, Tracy has been a member of Hain’s and attended youth group regularly. As the Youth Coordinator, Tracy is responsible for coordinating and leading youth activities for the Junior and Senior Youth Groups. She also leads the “#Christian Crew” High School students in activities, fellowship and youth discussion during Sunday School. Tracy has a passion for working with kids. She enjoys the outdoors, was a former softball coach, and has been teaching Sunday School since she was a teen.
Kathie grew up in Wernersville and spent most of her life in the Conrad Weiser school system, first as a student, and after graduating from Millersville University, as an English teacher and, for 31 years, the middle school librarian. Since her retirement in 2013 she has been working part-time for Trinity Lutheran in Robesonia as an Administrative Assistant.
Kathie has served as the Treasurer/Financial Secretary for her home church, St. Paul’s UCC in Robesonia, where she sings in the choir and volunteers with many of their ministries. She also serves as a trustee for the Wernersville Public Library and as a board member of the Conrad Weiser Student Loan Fund. Kathie and her husband Dennis are the parents of two grown sons, Zacary and Peter. Currently living in Lower Heidelberg Township, Kathie and Dennis are now empty nesters, spoiling their cocker spaniel Izzy and enjoying travel to Maine. In her spare time Kathie likes to read, garden, sew, and visit antique stores.
Donna has served the church for over 10 years as church secretary and is a life-long member of St. John’s (Hain’s). She is married to Michael Hummel and they have a son Michael, daughter, Tara and granddaughter, Aurora. Donna enjoys camping, spending time with friends and family, watching her son play baseball and, when time permits, Donna likes to read. She teaches Sunday school and helps coordinate Called to Care visits.