The Rev. Dr. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman
Lead Pastor

Pastor Kathy received her Master of Divinity at Luther Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership  from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Pastor Kathy has served faithfully in ministry for over 31 years and in five different ministry settings before coming to St. Matthew.  She comes to St. Matthew with a passion for people and ministry and offers great insight and leadership.  Pastor Kathy is married to the Reverend Mark Vitalis Hoffman, a professor at Gettysburg Seminary.  Together, they have two daughters, Sarah and Amy.


The Rev. Taylor Berdahl
Associate Pastor

Pastor Taylor holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies from the University of Texas and a Master of Divinity degree from United Lutheran Seminary. St. Matthew is her first call as an ordained minister of word and sacrament and she is thrilled to be connected with the St. Matthew Hanover community. She has encountered the expansive love of God in scripture, community, and creation, and she hopes you will too.

Pastor Taylor loves dancing, singing, time with friends & family, and being outside (or bringing plants indoors!) She lives with her husband Andrew Berdahl who is a pastor at Advent Lutheran Church in York and their two cats.


The Rev. Faye C. Snyder
Congregational Visitation Pastor


A native of Hanover, Pastor Faye is pleased to again minister in her home congregation, St. Matthew. This is the church home where her 4 children grew up. These walls have witnessed, both joyful and sad, the major transitions of their lives.

Having graduated from York College of PA with a degree in Behavioral Sciences, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg with a Masters of Divinity, Pastor Faye is a second-career pastor. She filled many roles in her former life.  She was the Executive Director of Hanover Area Council of Churches, the founding Director, as well as a teacher, of Discovery Place Preschool, and a founding board member of Turning Point Interfaith Housing.  She is a veteran in the Northern Canadian Ministry, in addition to being a founding board member of On Eagle's Wings, a ministry in the Northwest Territory.

Pastor Faye served in Mt. Joy-St. Paul's Parish in Gettysburg, PA, and Taneytown, MD, and as interim pastor at First Lutheran Church in New Oxford, PA, from 2313-2014.  She was active in ELCA Rural ministry, and is trained as a mission developer/church renewer/redeveloper.  She has been a Stephen Ministry leader since 1995.

The  mother of 4 grown children, Shane, Laurel, Cara, and Ryan, Pastor Faye is  delighted to be the grandmother of 8 beautiful grandchildren!