REV. CYNTHIA STROSAHL
Pastor Cyndi is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and Andover Newton Theological School and has a certificate in The Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry. This advanced work gave her the expertise to help dozens of churches, in the process of calling a new pastor, redefine what is needed to enter into the next phase of their church’s life. Pastor Cyndi considers it a privilege to walk with each unique church during the interim. It has also allowed her the opportunity to serve many years as an on-call chaplain and an elementary substitute teacher during the “in-between” times of her career. She has served American Baptist churches as an Interim Pastor for 35 years throughout Maine and Connecticut.
Pastor Cyndi and her husband David, a retired pastor, reside in Pottstown and have a son, Andrew, who is an attorney in Maine, and a daughter, Sarah, who was just called to be pastor of Royersford Baptist Church. She has two grandchildren, Asher, who is 3 years old, and Ellie Rose, who is just three months old. They are the joy of her life.
REV. MANFRED VON HARTEN
Rev. Manfred (Mardy) von Harten served as Calvary's pastor from September 2001 through May 2020. Mardy announced his retirement in December, 2019. The Pulpit Search Committee is working hard to call a new pastor to lead our congregation.
Pastor Mardy is a graduate of Eastern University, St Davids, PA, and Eastern Baptist Seminary (Palmer), Philadelphia, PA. He has served Churches in New York, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Guiding his Pastoral Ministry is the image and example of Jesus Christ as the Good Shepherd. With the emphasis on Christian encouragement, personal witness, and social relevance, his preaching is biblical and uplifting for daily living.