Council Update — April 2023

At their April meeting, the Congregation Council approved contracting of the Rev. Dr. Mark Vitalis Hoffman, spouse of our lead pastor the Rev. Dr. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman, on an as-needed basis for occasional preaching and regular teaching coverage as Pastor Taylor leaves. It is a temporary position until the end of the year. Pastor Mark, Professor of Biblical Studies at United Lutheran Seminary, started teaching at the Gettysburg seminary in 2002 and has been a member of St. Matthew since 2020. The Personnel Committee is grateful for his willingness to support the pastoral staff as the Council forms a call committee who will do the Spirit-led work of filling the Associate Pastor position. You can expect to start seeing him in the preaching rotation in July of 2023.