St. John's Episcopal Church 

  1A North Hanover Street, P.O. Box 612
     Carlisle, PA 17013
Vestry Candidate Bios - This Week at St. John's Episcopal Church On-the-Square
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Reminder - Our Annual Parish Meeting is upon us!

When: Sunday, January 27th, 11:00 am

Where: Parish Hall

We will Vote for New Vestry Members that Morning

Dean Glick

Retired Navy officer and healthcare executive.  Currently a community volunteer.  Two prior terms on the vestry and one term as senior warden.  Carlisle resident and St. John’s member since 1998.



Becky Hammell

Becky works at Dickinson College in the Student Life Division, serving as the Associate VP of Student Leadership & Campus Engagement and is also a college dean.  She is married to David Crouch and they are the proud parents of two large St. Bernard sisters, Lulu and Bailey. She has been actively involved in both community and church work, including stints on the Leadership Cumberland Board and Chair of the Education Committee, serving on the Borough’s HARB, on the board of the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts, as Vestry Rep to the SPY Board, and on the Strategic Planning Committee of LEAF.  At St. John’s, she has served on the Stewardship committee, chaired the Youth Ministry Task Force (2007-2008), chaired the Youth Ministry Steering Committee (2008-2012) and chaired the Children and Youth Commission 2012-2014.  In addition she has served three times as a Diocesan Convention representative and on the Diocesan Youth Ministry Task Force.  Becky has served on Vestry and completed her most recent term as Associate Senior Warden.  She was a member of the Interim Rector Search Committee, serves on the Finance Committee and will chair the Investment Sub-Committee in 2019.  Becky and Dave love to travel, she is an avid reader, loves gardening and is passionate about crewel work and other arcane forms of embroidery, and gets a real kick out of writing icons with other like-minded folks from St. Johns and other nearby churches.  


Jenifer Krieger Johnson
As a relatively new member of St. John’s, I appreciate the honor of being asked to run for our Vestry.  George and I moved to Penn Township, west of Carlisle, in 2015, when George retired from the Federal government.  In 2014, I finished ten years of service as Sexton of Christ Episcopal Church, Queen Caroline Parish, in Columbia, Maryland.  My responsibilities included the general maintenance of three buildings on a seven acre campus for a congregation of over 800, liaising with contractors on larger projects such as roofing and HVAC repairs, and managing the budget for all our buildings and grounds needs.  My favorite project was overseeing the restoration of Christ Church’s 1811 church, “Old Brick,” in time to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Parish.  In this capacity I drew on my contacts in the historic preservation community in Maryland to pull together a team to restore as many of the structure’s features as possible to original 1811 and 1911 Centennial appearance, while improving Old Brick’s utility for ongoing worship and community service.  Through this work, I was honored to receive a Preservationist of the Year Award in 2011 from Preservation Howard County.

 I’ve held a variety of positions over the years in sales and bookkeeping.  For nine years, while our daughter was small, I worked from home making and selling miniature Shaker furniture.  Later, volunteer work in Maryland archaeology led to a position in the conservation lab at the Naval Historical Center’s Underwater Archaeology Lab at the Washington Navy Yard.  Since moving into a ca1840 cooperage, George and I have been very busy with home projects and taming the yard.  I’ve also been intensely involved in political and social activism in the last couple of years.  Our household includes two cats, Gimli and Eowyn; our daughter Faith lives in Austin, Texas.

 Since joining St. John’s, I have participated in the Fellowship and Education Commissions and the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  I look forward to working further with the St. John’s family to help our Parish grow and do God’s work in our community.


Debbie Kendrick

I’ve been a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church since 1996.  I worked for the Department of Defense as a Supervisory Information Security Specialist; retiring after 36 ½ years of service in 2008.  
Currently, I am Parish Council Chair, co-chairperson of our Funeral Reception Committee, co-chairperson of our Women at the Well, serve as a money counter, a member of our Prayer Shawl Ministry, Secretary for the Finance Committee, a member of the Ministry for the Homebound, Fundraising Coordinator, Usher, and regularly attend our 8:00 AM Sunday service.  I served on Vestry from 2015-2017 and one of the Senior Wardens for two of those years.
Outside of St. John’s, I am a member of the Carlisle Hearts-n-Hands Sertoma Club; a member of the Sons of Italy, West Shore Lodge; and a member of P.E.O.  I enjoy volunteering with non-profit organizations who have a mission to help others.  
My hobbies are knitting, cooking, reading, playing bocce, playing mahjong, traveling, and spending time with family and friends – especially our Tuesday Together Gang.   I have experience in program management, budgets and contracts, team building, decision making, and most days - organizational skills.



Cindy Ludwig
I am a life time member of St John's Church.  I have previously served on the Vestry of St John’s from 2010 to 2013 and just completed a term this year for a Member who had to resign.  I have served as an Acolyte Parent from 2003 to 2018 and was also active with the Youth Group for several years.  I was a member of the Search Committee for Father Adam.  I have served as a Diocesan Convention Delegate twice.  I am a member of the Altar Guild.  After working with IBM for 25 years I began, and am currently, a Realtor with the Knox-Ulsh Group at Berkshire Hathaway.  I have two grown daughters and 2 granddaughters, whom I love to spend time with.  Hobbies include kayaking, writing ICONS, and antiquing.
Cindy Mortzfeldt

It has been a privilege to be a part of the St. John’s Episcopal Church since 1998. At that time, we had two young children and were looking for a church with an active children and youth program. On our first visit, we found an inviting, vibrant, and active church family. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to serve our parish through the work of the Altar Guild, as Chair of the Preschool Task Force in 2008, and initially as Secretary and more recently as Chair of the current Preschool Commission. I have also supported our youth ministry by volunteering with fundraisers and working with the youth during two mission trips in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and in West Virginia.

I grew up in southcentral Pennsylvania and worked in the PA public education system as a reading specialist and as an administrator for nearly 40 years. For most of my career, I worked at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) providing services to both the local public and private schools. In 2018, I retired from my position as the CAIU’s Executive Director and look forward to continuing to serve in various ways in our region. I currently serve on the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library’s Board of Trustees as their Vice President and as Chair of their Governance Committee, as a board member for the United Way of the Capital Region, and as Chair of the Ready for School, Ready to Succeed Community Pilot Project at the United Way. I look forward to continuing my service to St. John’s Episcopal Church.


Linda Myers

I have been attending St. John’s since 1999 after moving to Carlisle with my husband, Corby, in 1997.  I have been an active member of St. John’s serving as clerk of the vestry for over 13 years, and as chalice bearer, reader and usher at the 8:00 service.   I served on the Search Committee for our Diocesan Bishop and for our new Rector.  I am a member of Women at the Well and Altar Guild.  I have also served on the audit committee for several years.  I am a tenured professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Harrisburg Area Community College.  I will be retiring from HACC in January after 36 years.  I received my BS degree in Mathematics from St. John’s University, a teaching fellowship at Boston University Graduate School, a MS degree from Shippensburg University, and my doctorate from Temple University.  We have three grown children and six grandchildren, whom I love to visit.   My hobbies include writing Statistics and Algebra textbook supplements and reviewing Math texts, needlework and sewing, reading and attending my book clubs. 



Terry Neiles

Former Vestry Member, Junior Warden, and Senior Warden

Member of St. John’s since 1972

Volunteer Activities include:
AARP Taxaide Counselor and Instructor
Bookery (Bosler Library) sales attendant
Harrisburg Bike Club ride leader

Married to Patty (Keller) Neiles since 1972


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