Council and Committees


Committees and Teams at St. Luke

Special groups have been convened at St. Luke to give strategic direction to church services, operations, and events:

Our congregation Constitution and Bylaws are periodically reviewed to ensure that they adequately serve the good work being done by St. Luke. You can read the current Constitution and Bylaws on our site.

Leadership Roster

Click on each leader’s name to see their bio.

Council President, Bob Huss

Bob was born & raised in Johnstown, PA.  After serving 2 years in the Army, he settled in Northern VA where he and Norma raised their family, three daughters.  Heretired from Atlantic Research Corp. as a Process/Manufacturing Engineer. Then they relocated back to Fayetteville, PA in 2003.  Bob & Norma joined St. Luke in 2004.  His hobbies include wood working, golf and fly fishing.  His favorite bible verse is: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.  His mercies never come to an end.  They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness”. Bob serves as our liaison to the Constitution & Bylaws Committee.

Council Vice President, Brad Bolinger

Brad has been a practicing attorney in Chambersburg since 1985.  He enjoys rooting for the Boston Red Sox and cooking on his “Big Green Egg.”  His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 2: 3-4 – “Don’t be selfish, don’t try to impress others.  Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.  Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” Brad serves as the Head of the Personnel Committee.

Council Secretary, JoAnn Wildeson

JoAnn is retired.  She likes birdwatching, flower gardening and crafts. Her favorite Bible verse is “For God so loved the world He gave His only Son. And whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 JoAnn serves as our liaison to the Outreach Committee.

Council Member, Tiffany Fraiser

Tiffany is an Elementary School Teacher. In her free time she enjoys running, traveling, and theatre.  Her favorite Bible verse is Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”  

Council Member, Sue Purnell

Sue is a Speech-Language Pathologist.  She enjoys scrapbooking and camping in her free time.  Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 –  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Sue serves as our liaison to the Family & Youth Committee.

Council Member, Jodi Forrester

In 1989, Jodi “retired” from the USDA to be a stay at home mom and work part time for the family business. She enjoys spending time with her family and her granddaughter, Lennon. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:1  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.”

Council Member, Charles Davies

Charles was born in Wales and emigrated to Canada with his parents and two brothers when he was six. He went on the mission field with Mercy Ships when he was 23 and loved it so much he went back to college to get a Navigation ship’s officers license.  Not only did he fall in love with God’s work on the mission field, he met and fell in love with Shelly (Foster) Davies while serving in El Salvador. They were engaged one year later in Guatemala and were married in Gaithersburg, MD at Good Shepherd Lutheran.  After 18 years of serving on the mission field, Charles, Shelly and their two kids moved to the Chambersburg area.  Charles has a passion for history and enjoys theological debate with Retired Reverend Mike Brendle! Charles serves as the liaison to the Social Ministry Committee.

Council Member, Rick Lawver

Rick is a retired Director of Logistics. His hobbies include golf and travel.  His favorite Bible verse is Luke 10:37 – “The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.””

Rick serves as our liaison to the Finance Committee.

Council Member, Joy Shinn

Joy is a Retired High School English teacher. In her free time she enjoys reading, singing, writing, composing poetry and drama.  Her favorite verse is Psalm 46:10 New International Version (NIV) – “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”” Joy serves as our liaison to the Worship & Music Committee.

Council Member, Rodger Vorhauer

Rodger is a retired director of Operations, Planning, and Control from Northrop Grumman Defense Center in Maryland. His hobbies include reading, stained glass, hiking, and travel. His favorite Bible verse is: ISAIAH 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.” Rodger serves as our liaison to the Property Committee.

Council Member, Michael Peters

Michael is an English and Journalism teacher at Shippensburg Area Senior High School. 2022 marks his 26th year as a teacher. He is also the Head Softball Coach at SASHS. In his free time, he likes to travel, hike, play golf, and run softball camps in the summer.  His favorite Bible verse is Job 5:6: “For hardship does not spring from the soil, nor does trouble sprout from the ground.”

Michael serves as our liaison to the Communications Committee.

Council Member, Donna Hocker

Long, long ago Donna was born in Quakertown PA.  Following graduation from Moravian College she was a reporter for the former Bethlehem Globe Times.  She was married for 48 years to Frank Hocker who died in 2015. She was a stay-at-home mom until the children went off to college.  She then served Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg MD for 10 years as the Business Manager before moving to Fayetteville.  She has 2 children, 2 step daughters and 7 grandchildren.  Her passions include: serving the church through Bible Studies, St. Luke and SpiriTrust Lutheran; corresponding with people, bird watching, gardening and visiting family. Donna serves as the liaison to the Fellowship Committee.