Rev. 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.
While at St. Marks,
Pastor Bosch continued in the steps of previous assistants in
heading the Christian
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.
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
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.