Our Team
 

Get to know the Pastors and staff of Lehman Memorial Church! 


Lehman Memorial Church – You belong here!

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Senior Pastor
Andrew Krpata
akrpata@lehmanumc.org

 

Pastor Andy’s personal mission is to grow people into the fullness of Whose they are. What does that mean? It means that God has gifted each one of us with the privilege and purpose of serving one another. However, we need to discover our unique giftings and learn how to use them together, in community, to be what the Church declares as its mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. To fully realize Whose we are and to reach out as loved and gifted children of God leads to a life of deep satisfaction and great joy – to the glory of God in Christ Jesus!


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 (21), twins
Timothy and Aaron (19), and Caleb (13). Melinda has a degree in music education as well and
has recently completed her Master of Arts in Worship Studies in Leadership from Liberty
University. She is currently the instrumental music director and chapel coordinator at
Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy (Philmont), where Caleb will enter 8th grade.
Melinda (piano) and Caleb (drums) play in Lehman's Cross Connection worship band.
Andrew works in detailing for CarSense in Hatfield, and lives in Lansdale. Aaron has begun
his college career at Messiah College (soon to be University), seeking to become a physical therapist. 
Timothy continues to work at Auto Express in Langhorne as a state inspection and emissions tech.
Three cats – Snubbles, Brewster and Odin (Odie) – 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 and was
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 – become and maintain 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!

 

 

Associate Pastor
Pastor Nancy Ludwig

nludwig@lehmanumc.org

 

Pastor Nancy Ludwig 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 is enriched through worship, prayer, and study, and she has completed the Course of Study through Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. Pastor Nancy is engaged in all areas of ministry and in service to the Lord. She feels grateful and blessed every day to be serving God as a pastor at Lehman Memorial.

 

 

Pastor of Latino Ministries
Pastora Luky Cotto
 
lucreciacotto3@gmail.com

 

Pastora Luky Cotto, como cariñosamente le conocemos, nació en la ciudad de Guatemala y ha estado viviendo en los Estados Unidos por más de 35 años.  Es una Pastora Local de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. La Pastora Luky sirvió como Misionera de la Junta General de Ministerios Globales con el programa 10-10-10 por tres años, como Pastora Asociada mientras estuvo viviendo en La Gran Conferencia de New Jersey por 5 años. La Pastora Luky y su familia se mudaron para Pensilvania y ahora esta sirviendo como una Nueva Plantadora de Iglesia en la Iglesia Metodista Unida Lehman desde julio del 2008. Graduada del Instituto Guatemalteco Americano (IGA), como Secretaria Bilingüe, recibió su Bachillerato en Administración de Empresas de la Universidad de Phoenix en Filadelfia y esta completando sus cursos Teológicos a través de la Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana (UBL) en Costa Rica, CA. La Pastora Luky es profesora Adjunta del colegio Messiah, en la ciudad de Filadelfia, Facilitadora del Plan Nacional para Ministerios Hispanos/Latinos y ha escrito una unidad para el Modulo de Jóvenes y una unidad para el Modulo de Educación Cristiana.  Además, ha escrito para el programa de la División de Mujeres en Español, y ha escrito varios artículos para la revista El Interprete de nuestra denominación. Luky es una líder bastante conocida en la comunidad Latina de la IMU. Esta casada con el Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto con quien tuvo tres hijos, Julio Irving, casado con Mayra Cortes,  Andres G., y Alejandro O., los tres graduados de la universidad. Luky esta gozando cada minuto de este ministerio que el Señor ha puesto en sus manos.

Pastor Luky Cotto, as everybody knows her, was born in Guatemala City and has been living in the USA for more than 35 years. She is a Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church. Pastor Luky served as a 10-10-10 Missionary GBOGM for three years, and as an Associate Pastor while in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference for 5 years. Pastor Luky and her family moved back to Pennsylvania and she is now serving as a New Church Planter at Lehman since July, 2008.  A graduate from the American-Guatemalan Institute in Guatemala, Central America, as a Bilingual Secretary, she received her B.S.B.A. Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Philadelphia. At present she is completing her Theological studies through the Latin American Biblical University (UBL) in Costa Rica, CA. Pastor Luky is an adjunct professor at Messiah College, in Philadelphia, a facilitator of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministries and has written a teaching unit for a Module on Youth Ministry, as well as a Module on Christian Education. In addition, she wrote for the UM Women’s Division, and a series of articles for the Spanish language periodical, El Interprete. Luky is a well known leader in the UM Latino community. She is married to Rev. Dr. Irving Cotto with whom they have three sons, Julio I., Andres G. and Alejandro O., all graduated from college. Luky loves the Lord and is enjoying every minute of the ministry the Lord has put in her hands.

 

 

Church Secretary
Diane Lendzinski

office@lehmanumc.org

 

Diane Lendzinski comes to the church with many years of experience in church offices and business. Diane enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whenever she can.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Business Manager
Deborah Gwynn
dgwynn@lehmanumc.org

Deborah Gwynn received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Temple University. She has over twenty years experience in the accounting field. She has worked for a variety of companies including a law firm and a small technology firm, and she has helped a parish correct their accounting records. Deborah resides in Warminster, PA with her husband, Ray, and their four children.

 

 

 

 
 

Parish Nurse
Karen Douglass, RN, BSN

karenfdoug@hotmail.com

 

Karen Douglass is Lehman's Parish Nurse. She has been working as an RN since 1983, and has been Lehman's parish nurse since 1997. Karen graduated with a BSN from Thomas Jefferson University.

Parish Nursing is a calling to create, improve and maintain whole person health — body, mind and spirit. Lehman's Health Ministry includes health counseling, blood pressure screening, hospital and home visitation, health classes and seminars, and much more. As the Parish Nurse, Karen works to positively influence the health and well-being of Lehman's members, while ministering to the hurting and promoting healing.

 

 

 

Christian Preschool Director
Phyllis Morocco

phoorocco@comcast.net 

 

Phyllis Morocco is the director of Lehman Christian Preschool and is also one of three preschool teachers at Lehman. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with the preschool since 1998.  Phyllis and the preschool staff continuously engage the children in  social/emotional, academic and spiritual activities. The preschool celebrated 25 years of success in September.

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Vocal Music
Ruth Kuchinsky-Smith

mupsych@aol.com 

 

Ruth Kuchinsky-Smith is Lehman's director of Vocal music, overseeing the Sanctuary Choir, Chapel Choir, Carol Choir, and Disciple Singers. 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Technical Director/Interim Youth Coordinator
Brad Beck
bbeck@lehmanumc.org

Brad Beck is our church's Technical Director and Interim Youth Coordinator. With expertise in Audio and Visual Engineering, Brad is responsible for lighting and video creation and production, as well as running live sound, recording, and duplication services for the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 worship experiences, as well as countless special events. He is a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences where he studied Audio Recording and Production, Post Production, Video Game Audio, Music Business, and Live Sound. He holds certifications in Pro Tools, Waves, Logic Pro, SMAART, and TC Electronics. As Interim Youth Coordinator, Brad's role is to connect youth and parents in preparing for youth group meetings and for planning the annual trips and events that are favorite activities for the youth. He also gathers parents monthly on Sunday nights to talk about common issues of parenting, like communicating with teens and understanding their behavior. 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant
Lisa Lang
llang@lehmanumc.org

Lisa Lang works part-time as an Administrative Assistant keeping the church calendar up-to-date, helping in the office, maintaining the church database, and more.

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

Nursery Coordinator
Danielle Cole
hattergirl24@verizon.net

Danielle Cole and Samantha Ford ensure that your child's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met with loving attention in a safe environment as you worship. Danielle graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She also earned an Associate's Degree from Montco in Early Childhood Education. In addition to working as Lehman's Nursery Coordinator, Danielle is the Lead Teach of young toddlers at the Malvern School, and works in the Hatboro YMCA's Child Watch department. Danielle has grown up in Lehman Church and has been a member her entire life. She loves music, reading, hiking, and walking her two dogs. Whenver she has the opportunity, Danielle loves to cook and bake.

 


Nursery Assistant
Samantha Ford
SLF9427@gmail.com

Samantha Ford comes to Lehman with enthusiasm, energy and excellent qualifications. Samantha has a degree in Early Childhood Education and extensive experience working with children. 

 

 

 

 


 

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