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Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Leadership

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will.

Andy Krpata

Senior Pastor


God has gifted each one of us with the privilege and purpose of serving one another. Pastor Andy was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 2007 but has been pastoring since 1998. He has served five churches in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina, varying in size from 10 – 350 in attendance. His undergraduate degree is in music education from Susquehanna University and his Master of Divinity is from Evangelical School of Theology (now Evangelical Theological Seminary) in Myerstown, PA; Magna Cum Laude. Andy plays trombone and tuba and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps band before beginning his Divinity degree.

Andy and his wife, Melinda, have raised (and still are raising) four boys: Andrew (22), twins Timothy and Aaron (20), and Caleb (15). Melinda has a degree in music education as well and completed her Master of Arts in Worship Studies in Leadership from Liberty University. In addition to serving on the Lehman staff as the Director of Contemporary Worship, she is the instrumental music director and chapel coordinator at Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy (Philmont). Aaron and Caleb play in the Cross Connection (contemporary) band. Andrew works in detailing for CarSense in Hatfield and lives in Lansdale. Aaron is enrolled at Montgomery County Community College, seeking to become a physical therapist, and works at Speed Raceway. Timothy works at Town Line Auto in Warrington as a do-it-all tech. Two cats – Snubbles and Odin (Odie), and one dog - Molly – round out the family.

Pastor Andy received numerous awards, letters of appreciation, certificates of commendation, a meritorious promotion, and other accolades while serving in the Marine Corps. He was also awarded the J.C. Christman Practical Theology Award upon graduating seminary. He has served the East District in the past as the chairperson of the District Committee on Ministry, on the Committee on Church Building and Location, and has served the Eastern PA Conference on the Commission on Conference Sessions (worship sub-committee). Andy currently serves the Conference on the Board of Ordained Ministry as the Candidacy and Mentoring Liaison. His passions include offering creative, excellent, God-pleasing worship, and seeing the Church – any church – including Lehman Church - become, maintain and grow a true community. Future plans may include pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in organizational leadership, and having a great time ministering to and with the Lehman Memorial UMC community! It's Andy's privilege and purpose!

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God has gifted each one of us with the privilege and purpose of serving one another. Pastor Andy was ordained in the United Methodist Church in 2007 but has been pastoring since 1998. He has served five churches in both Pennsylvania and North Carolina, varying in size from 10 – 350 in attendance. His undergraduate degree is in music education from Susquehanna University and his Master of Divinity is from Evangelical School of Theology (now Evangelical Theological Seminary) in Myerstown, PA; Magna Cum Laude. Andy plays trombone and tuba and spent four years in the United States Marine Corps band before beginning his Divinity degree.

Andy and his wife, Melinda, have raised (and still are raising) four boys: Andrew (22), twins Timothy and Aaron (20), and Caleb (15). Melinda has a degree in music education as well and completed her Master of Arts in Worship Studies in Leadership from Liberty University. In addition to serving on the Lehman staff as the Director of Contemporary Worship, she is the instrumental music director and chapel coordinator at Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy (Philmont). Aaron and Caleb play in the Cross Connection (contemporary) band. Andrew works in detailing for CarSense in Hatfield and lives in Lansdale. Aaron is enrolled at Montgomery County Community College, seeking to become a physical therapist, and works at Speed Raceway. Timothy works at Town Line Auto in Warrington as a do-it-all tech. Two cats – Snubbles and Odin (Odie), and one dog - Molly – round out the family.

Pastor Andy received numerous awards, letters of appreciation, certificates of commendation, a meritorious promotion, and other accolades while serving in the Marine Corps. He was also awarded the J.C. Christman Practical Theology Award upon graduating seminary. He has served the East District in the past as the chairperson of the District Committee on Ministry, on the Committee on Church Building and Location, and has served the Eastern PA Conference on the Commission on Conference Sessions (worship sub-committee). Andy currently serves the Conference on the Board of Ordained Ministry as the Candidacy and Mentoring Liaison. His passions include offering creative, excellent, God-pleasing worship, and seeing the Church – any church – including Lehman Church - become, maintain and grow a true community. Future plans may include pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in organizational leadership, and having a great time ministering to and with the Lehman Memorial UMC community! It's Andy's privilege and purpose!

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Nancy Ludwig

Associate Pastor

Pastor Nancy is a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. She served as associate pastor at Langhorne United Methodist Church before coming to Lehman Memorial in June of 2008. Pastor Nancy has B. S. and M. Ed degrees from Millersville State University and was an elementary school teacher for twenty-nine years. She accepted Christ as her Savior as a child and has been active in church all of her life. Pastor Nancy completed the Course of Study through Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She feels grateful and blessed every day to be serving God as a pastor at Lehman Memorial.

Pastor Nancy’s greatest area of focus is pastoral care, but she also teaches a weekly Bible study, shares preaching and worship responsibilities, administers the church’s Love Fund, and is active in many other areas and ministries of the church. She also serves as registrar for the District Committee on Ordained Ministry.

A widow, Pastor Nancy has two children and four grandchildren. Her son, Eric, and his wife, Amy, are pastoral coaches to missionaries and live in Arizona. Their daughter lives in Chicago, and their son lives in Maryland. Pastor Nancy’s daughter is a scientist with a pharmaceutical company and is also an inspirational author writing Christian fiction to help others grow in their faith. She and her husband and two sons live in Pennsylvania.

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Pastor Nancy is a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. She served as associate pastor at Langhorne United Methodist Church before coming to Lehman Memorial in June of 2008. Pastor Nancy has B. S. and M. Ed degrees from Millersville State University and was an elementary school teacher for twenty-nine years. She accepted Christ as her Savior as a child and has been active in church all of her life. Pastor Nancy completed the Course of Study through Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. She feels grateful and blessed every day to be serving God as a pastor at Lehman Memorial.

Pastor Nancy’s greatest area of focus is pastoral care, but she also teaches a weekly Bible study, shares preaching and worship responsibilities, administers the church’s Love Fund, and is active in many other areas and ministries of the church. She also serves as registrar for the District Committee on Ordained Ministry.

A widow, Pastor Nancy has two children and four grandchildren. Her son, Eric, and his wife, Amy, are pastoral coaches to missionaries and live in Arizona. Their daughter lives in Chicago, and their son lives in Maryland. Pastor Nancy’s daughter is a scientist with a pharmaceutical company and is also an inspirational author writing Christian fiction to help others grow in their faith. She and her husband and two sons live in Pennsylvania.

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Rev. Lilian L. Cotto (Luky)

Pastor for Casa del Pueblo

Nacida en Guatemala, es misionera de Ministerios Globales está asignada a la Conferencia del Este de Pensilvania y esta asignada para servir en el personal pastoral de la Iglesia Lehman Memorial UM en Hatboro, PA y como Coordinador de Ministerios Latinos de la Conferencia.

Luky es la pastora organizadora de Casa del Pueblo, una concurrida congregación hispana y ministerio de alcance en Lehman. Lanzó Casa del Pueblo hace 12 años, después de comenzar cinco comunidades de fe en casas de diferentes vecinos. Además, su reciente iniciativa es una nueva iglesia de habla hispana en St. Paul's UMC en Warrington, PA, a unas 6 millas de Hatboro. El pastor Luky ha entrenado y desplegado un pequeño grupo de misioneros laicos que brindan liderazgo para Casa del Pueblo en Lehman y en St. Paul's. Los grupos de la comunidad de fe se reúnen semanalmente en las comunidades circundantes donde la población latina está creciendo rápidamente. Ella es una trabajadora emprendedora y con muchos recursos y una plantadora de iglesias muy eficaz. A través de su liderazgo, muchos inmigrantes (algunos de ellos indocumentados) han recibido servicios de interpretación de idiomas, ayuda psicológica y legal asequible.

La Pastora Luky ha formado asociaciones con profesionales legales y psicoterapéuticos comprometidos a servir a las familias inmigrantes y de bajos ingresos. Ella aboga regularmente por la justicia y la misericordia para los indocumentados en su área. Anteriormente, presidió la Red de Respuesta Rápida de Inmigración de la conferencia, que es parte de una red nacional de defensores de la inmigración.

Actualmente, es miembro de la Junta Directiva de JFON del Valle de Delaware. La Pastora Luky también fundó ANAWIM, una escuela de música comunitaria donde decenas de niños y jóvenes aprenden a tocar instrumentos musicales y a interpretar bailes litúrgicos y folclóricos latinos. Durante un par de años ha estado trabajando en el desarrollo del Centro Comunitario AMIGOS a 501c (3), que es uno de sus muchos sueños que se hizo realidad en 2020.

La Pastora Luky dice que una de las mejores cosas que le ha pasado es haber respondido al llamado del Señor de ser pastora misionera. En sus propias palabras, “El Señor me ha sido muy fiel; Dios ha bendecido todos los ministerios que se me han encomendado para desarrollar… Soy un firme creyente en el cumplimiento de la oración de Jabes, “Oh, si me bendijeras y ensancharas mi frontera, y tu mano pudiera estar conmigo, y tú ¡Me mantendría alejado de todo daño para que no me produjera dolor! " Y Dios concedió lo que pidió ”. (1 Crónicas 4:10).

Luky es la esposa y compañera de ministerio del Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto, pastor de St. Paul UMC Warrington, y ex Superintendente del Distrito Norte. Tienen tres hijos adultos Julio Irving, Andrés Guillermo y Alejandro Omar, una nieta (7 años) y otra nieta que nacerá en abril de 2021.

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Nacida en Guatemala, es misionera de Ministerios Globales está asignada a la Conferencia del Este de Pensilvania y esta asignada para servir en el personal pastoral de la Iglesia Lehman Memorial UM en Hatboro, PA y como Coordinador de Ministerios Latinos de la Conferencia.

Luky es la pastora organizadora de Casa del Pueblo, una concurrida congregación hispana y ministerio de alcance en Lehman. Lanzó Casa del Pueblo hace 12 años, después de comenzar cinco comunidades de fe en casas de diferentes vecinos. Además, su reciente iniciativa es una nueva iglesia de habla hispana en St. Paul's UMC en Warrington, PA, a unas 6 millas de Hatboro. El pastor Luky ha entrenado y desplegado un pequeño grupo de misioneros laicos que brindan liderazgo para Casa del Pueblo en Lehman y en St. Paul's. Los grupos de la comunidad de fe se reúnen semanalmente en las comunidades circundantes donde la población latina está creciendo rápidamente. Ella es una trabajadora emprendedora y con muchos recursos y una plantadora de iglesias muy eficaz. A través de su liderazgo, muchos inmigrantes (algunos de ellos indocumentados) han recibido servicios de interpretación de idiomas, ayuda psicológica y legal asequible.

La Pastora Luky ha formado asociaciones con profesionales legales y psicoterapéuticos comprometidos a servir a las familias inmigrantes y de bajos ingresos. Ella aboga regularmente por la justicia y la misericordia para los indocumentados en su área. Anteriormente, presidió la Red de Respuesta Rápida de Inmigración de la conferencia, que es parte de una red nacional de defensores de la inmigración.

Actualmente, es miembro de la Junta Directiva de JFON del Valle de Delaware. La Pastora Luky también fundó ANAWIM, una escuela de música comunitaria donde decenas de niños y jóvenes aprenden a tocar instrumentos musicales y a interpretar bailes litúrgicos y folclóricos latinos. Durante un par de años ha estado trabajando en el desarrollo del Centro Comunitario AMIGOS a 501c (3), que es uno de sus muchos sueños que se hizo realidad en 2020.

La Pastora Luky dice que una de las mejores cosas que le ha pasado es haber respondido al llamado del Señor de ser pastora misionera. En sus propias palabras, “El Señor me ha sido muy fiel; Dios ha bendecido todos los ministerios que se me han encomendado para desarrollar… Soy un firme creyente en el cumplimiento de la oración de Jabes, “Oh, si me bendijeras y ensancharas mi frontera, y tu mano pudiera estar conmigo, y tú ¡Me mantendría alejado de todo daño para que no me produjera dolor! " Y Dios concedió lo que pidió ”. (1 Crónicas 4:10).

Luky es la esposa y compañera de ministerio del Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto, pastor de St. Paul UMC Warrington, y ex Superintendente del Distrito Norte. Tienen tres hijos adultos Julio Irving, Andrés Guillermo y Alejandro Omar, una nieta (7 años) y otra nieta que nacerá en abril de 2021.

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