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Pastor VaseySt. Mark's New Pastor
Brian David Vasey


Pastor Brian David Vasey of Lewisburg has accepted the call of St. Mark's congregation to serve as our new pastor. The call came after a congregational meeting held on September 15, 2019. The Pastor accepted after the votes were counted.

Pastor Vasey will begin his work at St. Mark's at the beginning of November. Everyone is looking forward to turning a new page of the history of St. Mark's by welcoming the Pastor to his new position. His first Sunday in St. Mark's will be November 3.

After an extended call process, the Call Committee was very pleased to recommend Pastor Vasey to the congregation. He has served the Christian Church since 1986, and most recently was serving at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Mifflinville. He resides in Lewisburg with his wife, Joanne. Their children are Brandy Aguirre and Timothy Vasey.

The congregation had an opportunity to meet and greet Pastor Vasey and his family on September 14,  in fellowship hall. The Pastor then preached the next day, prior to the congregational meeting. The vote was conducted by a representative of Bishop Collins.

Pastor Vasey provided a complete biography at the meet and greet event. Here's everything you want to know:

  • Beginnings
    • Born to Carey E. and Alberta J. Vasey, February 26 (Syracuse, NY)
    • One sister (5 1/2 years younger), April J. (Vasey) Bryant
    • Boyhood Home through high school, 11 Wadsworth 5t., Geneseo, NY
  • Education
    • High School - Genesee Central School, Genesee, NY, 1977
    • College and Seminary
      • Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY (Associate in Arts), 1979
      • Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA (Bachelor of Arts), 1981
      • Drew University (The Theological School), Madison, NJ (Masters of Divinity), 1984
    • "Field Education" outside of seminary in the church; two year intensive, 1986
  • Ordination
    • June 15, 1985 (Bloomsburg University)
    • "UM Elder" (UM Category of the ordained; equivalent to "pastor" in ELCA)
    • "Rostered Leader" ELCA, August 2,2015
  • Congregations Pastored (United Methodist Church)
    • Catawissa Parish (Mt. Zion and Kulp Churches, Catawissa, PA) 1983-1987
    • Wesley Church (Nescopeck, PA) 1987-1995
    • Trinity Church (Clearfield, PA) 1995-2000
    • Aldersgate Church (York, PA) 2000-2002
    • Beaver Memorial Church (Lewisburg, PA) 2002-2010
    • Trinity, Bellefonte; Milesburg Churches (Bellefonte, PA) 2O10-2O15
  • Previous call St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mifflinville. PA 2Ol5-2019
  • Marriage and Family
    • Married Joanne Denise Masser, May 24,1986
      • Childhood home: Ridley Park, PA
      • Ridley High School (Folsom, PA),1979
      • Bachelor of Arts; Lycoming College (1983)
      • Double Major: Biology and Music
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Lycoming College (1988)
      • Licensed RN since 1988
      • Current Employment: Organist; Music Coordinator; Bell Choir Director, Christ's Lutheran Church, Lewisburg, PA
    • Daughter- Brandy (Brandyn) Diane Vasey Aguirre
      • Lewisburg Area High School, 2009
      • Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance; Susquehanna University (2O13)
      •  Current Employment: Choir Director, Christ's Lutheran Church, Lewisburg; Theater Assistant,
      • CTL; Vocal Teacher and Summer Camp Instructor/Director, CTL; Music
        Director, Milton Area HS Spring Musical; Actress, Millbrook Playhouse (Summer, 2O19)
      •  Married Stephen Aguirre April 9, 2O16
        • William Allen High School, Allentown, PA 2007
        • Bachelor of Arts, Kutztown University,2Ol3 (December)
        • Current Employment: ESL Staff Support/Translator; Acting Coach for Fall Play & Director of HS Spring Musical, Milton Area High School; Summer Camp Instructor/Director, CTL; Actor, Millbrook Playhouse (Summer 20'19)
    • Son- Tim (Timothy) David Vasey
      • Lewisburg Area High School.2O12
      •  Bachelor of Arts (Film and Video Arts w/ Minor in Music), Lycoming College, 2Ol6
      •  Current Employment: Freelance Videographer (trailers for CTL, BTE); Actor, Hershey's Chocolate World; Actor, Millbrook Playhouse (Summer, 2019)
  • Favorite Foods
    • Pizza - Tuna Fish - Nutella - Potatoes in any form - Tree Nuts - Bacon - Pretzels - Extra Sharp White Cheddar Cheese - Turkey
  • Favorite Sport Teams
    • NY Mets - Buffalo Bills
  • Favorite Television Shows
    • "Situation Comedies" (reruns) - Documentaries - Blue Bloods - 2O/2O - '"ID Channel" - Dateline
  • Favorite Past Times/Hobbies (other than spending time with family)
    • Watching our children perform in professional and community theater - Read and discuss theology, anthropology, Luther, history - Snow Ski (downhill) - Walk - Watching the NY Mets - Watching the NFL - Nap on Sunday afternoons


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