Pastor Staci Marrese-Wheeler
Staci serves as the pastor of Glenwood Moravian Community Church, which she has done since 2018, She also serves at the Lakeview Moravian Community Church on the east side of town.
Staci has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from Carroll College (1988), and a Masters of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA (1992).
With a variety of ecumenical service in Lutheran, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian and Methodist churches, Staci appreciates the blended, Protestant congregation of Glenwood Moravian. Staci has served in a variety of non-profit positions as ‘specialized ministry calls’ within her 26 years of pastoral service including a United Way director, an interfaith volunteer coordinator and a bereavement coordinator for a hospice program. All of these positions allowed Staci to work with families in life transition, which she found to be a good balance to her work in congregational settings.
One of the reasons Staci loves the Moravian Church is its ‘relational theology’.
Moravians value healthy relationship in community and believe that God works most visibly through us when we are in working together for the good of all people. The commitment to building community that Moravians believe need to be present in our churches to value all children of God, is best summed up in a beloved statement of the church:
“In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love.”