The Staff

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The Rev. Diane Day

Co - Pastor

The Rev. Diane L. Day is originally from Hazleton, PA. She is the middle of three daughters to her parents. A lifelong Lutheran and daughter of an organist, Diane's call to ministry came through the experience of serving as an Assisting Minister alongside empowering pastors in her high school and college years. Her undergraduate degrees are from Bloomsburg University in Elementary and Special Education. She is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg. Pastor Diane has served as Part-Time Pastor of Jerusalem, Westminster, MD;  Associate Chaplain at Carroll Lutheran Village; Interim Associate Director of Admissions at LTSG; and most recently, Full-Time Pastor of St. Thomas, Charles Town, WV. In her limited spare time, she enjoys reading fiction. More often than not, you will catch her in the midst of taking care of her home and family.

The Rev. Matthew Day

Co - Pastor

The Rev. Matthew A. Day grew up in Owings Mills, MD. His father is a retired pastor and his mother is a retired pre-school teacher. He has a younger brother who is a nurse practitioner at York Hospital. Pastor Matt graduated from Towson University in 2007 and from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in 2012. Pastor Matt has served as Full-Time Pastor to the Mt. Joy-St. Paul Lutheran Parish, Harney, MD/Gettysburg, PA and St. John’s, Martinsburg, WV. Some of Pastor Matt’s passions include electronics, website design, the use of technology in the parish, Ham radio, cooking, and trains (both model railroading and railfan). Music is also important and he enjoys playing stringed instruments, but mostly sticks with the guitar. He also likes vegetable gardening, fishing and camping. 

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Wendi Kishimoto 

Church Administrator

Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Wendi spent 10 years in banking and finance until becoming a stay at home mom for 14 years. She lives in Middletown, and is dedicated to her three children, Tyler, Caroline and Brady.

Deborah Reichelt

Treasurer

Deb has worked in the banking business for 15 years, including Assistant Vice President of Chemical Bank, New York before moving to Middletown. She currently serves as membership chair for Middletown High School PTA. She is active with the Girl Scouts as a Service Unit Manager for 32 troops in the Girl Scouts of America serving over 300 girls.

301-371-6500 Ext. 204

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Melissa Cregger

Administrative Assistant

Melissa is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelors in Music Education. She also worked on her Masters of Vocal Pedagogy at the Catholic University of America. In addition to singing professionally since 2007, she is also a certified yoga instructor with specialties in Restorative and Senior/Chair yoga. Melissa is very happy to be a new staff member at Zion Lutheran and when she isn’t in the office, she’s at home in Taneytown with her wonderful husband, Philip, their two beagles, and a very loud parrot named, Moo Bird.

Bobby Staples

Director of Musical Ministries , Organist

Bobby studied organ at Hood College with Dr. Wayne Wold. He also majored in Computer Science in addition to Organ Performance. He has been a lifelong member at Zion, and directs the Worship Choir

rstaples93@gmail.com

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 Matt Puziss

Contemporary Worship Leader

Matt has been leading the contemporary praise and worship band since 2011. He has been a

semi-professional singer/guitarist since 1982. Matt and his wife, Michelle, live in Hagerstown, MD. They have two sons, Dan and Steve. 

 

mattpuziss@gmail.com

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