St. Mark's Lutheran Church

St. Mark's Pastors

Rev. Paul F. BoschRev. Paul F. Bosch

In 1956, Paul F. Bosch joined St. Mark's as Assistant Pastor.  Rev. Bosch graduated from Muhlenberg College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  He was of the fifth generation of Lutheran clergy and, in fact, grew up in a parsonage in Buffalo, NY.

Pastor Bosch in the chapel.While at St. Marks, Pastor Bosch continued in the steps of previous assistants in heading the Christian Education program.  He was intimately involved with the building project and he participated in the ground breaking for the 1960 church building.  He left St. Mark's in 1960 to serve as  Lutheran Campus Pastor at Syracuse University, but returned for the dedication of the new church.

Rev. Paul F. BoschRev. Bosch continued in the Syracuse position for 20 years.  Later he moved to Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (Waterloo, Ontario) as Lecturer in Liturgics & Spirituality and the arts of worship (including courses in pastoral liturgy, church architecture, church music, church drama.)

Most recently Rev. Bosch has been an active author for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, writing "Seasons and Celebrations" for the ELCIC's worship homepage and other worship-related items on the same webpage.  In 1996 he was honored by the ELCIC as the first "Companion of the Worship Arts," an award that is bestowed in recognition of significant contribution to the worship life of the ELCIC by ongoing inspiration and encouragement to others, and service to God, through worship, spirituality and the arts.  He also appears on radio and television.  Read More.

Rev. William E. HersheyRev. William E. Hershey

Rev. Hershey joined St. Mark's in 1960, and served as Assistant Pastor until he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he became the Campus Pastor at the University of Washington.

Later, Rev. Hershey was called to serve as Director of Lutheran Community Services in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.  He then retired to Albuquerque, NM.

In 2005, Rev. Hershey observed his 45th Anniversary of Ordination.