LEADERSHIP / STAFF

Pastor -
Brenda Martin Hurst

Pastor

Brenda has served as the pastor of Frazer Mennonite Church with joy and passion since September 2007.  She loves this grace-filled, diverse community which seeks to embody Jesus’ compassion in this world and to live into the peace and wholeness that Jesus came to give. 

She came to Frazer with eleven years of experience in pastoral ministry at Tabor Mennonite Church in rural Newton, Kansas (1986-1997) and six years of teaching experience at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia as assistant professor of practical theology (2001-2007).  In 1986, Brenda earned her Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana (renamed Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary).  She was ordained for pastoral ministry in 1988.  She received her doctoral degree in History, Theology and Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia in 2003.

Brenda is married to Ray Hurst who is Director of Pastoral Care and Services for three Living Branches retirement communities in Lansdale and Souderton, Pennsylvania.  They have two young adult sons: Zachary (married to Alicia) and Matthew, and a new grandson, Everett.

When not engaged in pastoral ministry activities, Brenda enjoys making quilts and quilting, reading novels and memoirs, and dabbling in historical research projects. 

brenda@frazermennonite.org
Church phone: 610-644-3397

MINISTRY TEAM

Minister of Caring, Connecting & Healing -
Marie Leasa

Minister of Caring, Connecting, Healing

Marie started attending Frazer in 1975. She graduated from St Vincent’s College Of Nursing in Los Angeles in 1970, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 from Immaculata University. She has worked in hospitals all her life, in California and Pennsylvania. She has two adult daughters, Jen and Adrienne and two granddaughters. She started a Faith Community Nursing group at Frazer a few years ago. Recently retired, she enjoys gardening, reading, and visiting in California and West Virginia.

Minister of Christian Formation -
Anna Louise Detweiler

Minister of Christian Formation

Anna Louise grew up in the church.  Over the years she has served in many areas including Sunday School / Bible School teacher, youth groups, leadership positions, and "behind the scenes" service.  She is a retired physical therapist and continues to use those skills at The Clinic in Phoenixville.  She lives with her brother and enjoys gardening and reading.
Minister of Peace, Justice & Evangelism -
Harry King

Minister of Peace, Justice, and Evangelism

Harry is a lifelong member of Frazer Mennonite Church. He has served in a variety of leadership roles for the congregation through the years. In retirement he volunteers in a support role at a local free medical clinic, CVIM, and as a mentor in ESL classes with Gathering Hope. His years of working for the Human Services Department for the state of Pennsylvania have made him aware of the social and financial needs and injustices that exist in our county. Harry is married with two children, five grand children and a great grandchild.

Minister of Whole Life Stewardship -
John Beitler

Minister of Whole Life Stewardship

John joined Frazer Mennonite as a response to the warm congregational welcome and appreciation for special rich traditions such as four-part harmony singing and the many compassionate ways Frazer seeks to minister in the community. Frazer Mennonite has offered John many serving opportunities such as helping with a team to form a partnership with a congregation in Honduras and serving as congregational moderator. John has a science degree from Goshen College and Agronomy degree from Nebraska. He is married and has three grown children and a granddaughter. He enjoys travel, the outdoors, sports, birding, and spending time with the family.

STAFF

Administrative Assistant -
Kim McNamara
admin Kim began working at Frazer Mennonite as their Administrative Assistant in March of 2013.  Originally from the Midwest, she moved to the east coast after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Package Engineering.  She worked for Lehn & Fink, and then for Lederle Labs and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as a Senior Package Engineer for almost 15 years before taking a break to complete her family.    Her husband Michael and she are blessed to have 3 wonderful active girls.  They are members of St. Elizabeth church, where the girls and she belong to two different choir ministries.  Kim also enjoy playing tennis, sewing, crafting, ice skating, roller blading, walking, and exploring new places with her family!
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