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Marlane Biography

Marlane was born in Allentown, PA; attended schools in Salisbury Township School District, received a Bachelor of Science in Education with Library Science as area of concentration from Kutztown State College (now Kutztown University), attended Muhlenberg College for religion credits to receive certification from the Lutheran Church in America as a Parish Educator and Youth Worker (now considered a rostered lay leader-Associate in Ministry-in the ELCA), received a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Moravian Theological Seminary taking Lutheran courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia; have been teaching Sunday Church School since the day of my confirmation; started working as a youth in a refreshment stand at the neighboring auction house, baby sitting for neighbors, helping an elderly neighbor with housework, in a nursing home as a recreational therapist, making waffles and pancakes at Pet Milk Co, started a Preschool in my home congregation all this was before working as a paid leader in the Church.  Marlane has served St. Paul's, Catasauqua as a Parish Educator and Youth Workers; St. Paul's, Allentown as Parish Worker; St. Luke's, Reading as Director of Christian Education; St. Timothy's, Allentown as Volunteer Coordinator; St. Mark's, Allentown as Director of Christian Education; St. John's, Easton as Pastoral Assistant ; and currently St. Paul's, Douglassville as Christian Education Marlane was born in Allentown, PA; attended schools in Salisbury Township School District, received a Bachelor of Science in Education with Library Science as area of concentration from Kutztown State College (now Kutztown University), attended Muhlenberg College for religion credits to receive certification from the Lutheran Church in America as a Parish Educator and Youth Worker (now considered a rostered lay leader-Associate in Ministry-in the ELCA), received a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Moravian Theological Seminary taking Lutheran courses at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia; have been teaching Sunday Church School since the day of my confirmation; started working as a youth in a refreshment stand at the neighboring auction house, baby sitting for neighbors, helping an elderly neighbor with housework, in a nursing home as a recreational therapist, making waffles and pancakes at Pet Milk Co, started a Preschool in my home congregation all this was before working as a paid leader in the Church.  Marlane has served St. Paul's, Catasauqua as a Parish Educator and Youth Workers; St. Paul's, Allentown as Parish Worker; St. Luke's, Reading as Director of Christian Education; St. Timothy's, Allentown as Volunteer Coordinator; St. Mark's, Allentown as Director of Christian Education; St. John's, Easton as Pastoral Assistant ; and currently St. Paul's, Douglassville as Christian Education Coordinator.  Volunteer for more than thirty years for Northeastern PA Synod Learning Ministry Team, currently Synod Book of Faith Advocate and President of Southeast Berks Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 
Marlane was the primary caregiver for her mother who lived with MS.  Her mother was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands and still has family living in Holland.  Her father was a lifelong resident of Allentown.  This means Marlane is truly PA Dutch!  "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God" Romans 8:14
 .  Volunteer for more than thirty years for Northeastern PA Synod Learning Ministry Team, currently Synod Book of Faith Advocate and President of Southeast Berks Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and was the primary caregiver for her mother who lived with MS.  Her mother was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands and still has family living in Holland.  Her father was a lifelong resident of Allentown.  This means Marlane is truly PA Dutch!  "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God" Romans 8:14
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