God's work. Our hands.
The. Rev. Bryan Penman – Pastor

Bryan graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2012 with a concentration in Metro Urban ministry. Bryan completed his undergraduate studies at a Lutheran school Lenoir-Rhyne University and also completed a certification in youth and family ministry from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. Bryan is a life long Lutheran and grew up at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Stafford, VA which is part of the Virginia Synod. After graduating from college he spent several years as a retail manager before going to work with his mother in her real estate business. It was from there that Bryan sensed a call to ministry and decided to enter seminary in 2008. His father is also a pastor and now serves as pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Norfolk, VA. Bryan is passionate about ministry and teaching a new generation of church into what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Bryan and his partner Matt live in Conshohocken with their two dogs, Mia and Vegas.

 Pastor Bryan Penman
(540) 287-3663
 pastor@stmarksconshy.org

Vicar Lenny Duncan

 

Vicar Lenny Duncan is attending the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He is in the Co-op Mdiv program and a candidate for ordination in the ministry of word and sacrament, in the ELCA.  He is currently serving as the pastoral intern at St. Mark’s.  He has a Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College.  He is also and early adopter and organizer for the #decolonizelutheranism movement, where he serves as national evangelist.  Lenny is formerly homeless, formerly incarcerated, and formerly “unchurched”. He writes on his blog Formerly Unchurched , and was named one of the top national writers on the subjects of racism and #blacklivesmatter by Medium .  He talks  about the complex issues the people of God are facing in the 21st century, while critiquing the mistakes of the past and today.  He is a Philly native and is very open about the brokenness he has experienced in his own life. Having already spent a lifetime on the margins, he brings the unique perspective of the surprising amount of hope and grace one can find when listening to the cries of the oppressed.

email: Vicar@stmarksconshy.org

 

Emily Ballentine Erb – Director of Music Ministries

Emily has been leading and participating in church music for most of her life, most recently as Co-Director of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan. She is a life-long Lutheran, and grew up in several churches on the east coast with her father as pastor. Emily holds a masters degree in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor of music in piano performance from James Madison University.  Emily and her husband, Sheldon, live in Mt. Airy with their dog, Leti.

At St. Mark’s, Emily leads all aspects of our diverse music programs – from Sunday Morning worship, Dinner Church, Bell Choir, Faith Formation, Adult Choir and working with our many talented musician members.

 Emily Balentine Erb
 emily@stmarksconshy.org

Dolores Lush – Bookkeeper

Our bookkeeper is Dolores Lush – as bookkeeper she is responsible for  paying the bills, balancing the check book, and payroll.

Dolores and her husband, Dave, have two daughters, a granddaughter and a cocker spaniel. She has a banking background which, along with her love of numbers, makes this job fun for her. She enjoys the people here at St. Mark’s and while not a member has participated in the “inbeTweeners” Bible study for the past 10 years and her and her husband Dave are faithful participants making the Easter Egg Candy each spring.

 Dolores Lush

(610) 828-0581

 dolores@stmarksconshy.org