Reverend Jeffrey Ziegler, Interim Pastor
NOTE: OnFebruary 16, Rev. Jeffrey Ziegler will begin as our Interim Pastor.
Eric Jorgenson, Director of Music
Eric comes to LCR with an extensive resume in the music field. He has conducted professional choirs and church choirs, as well as symphony, opera and chamber orchestras in the US and Europe. Eric is an accomplished cellist as well as a professional singer with opera, concert and worship settings. Eric has experience with leading music at area Lutheran Churches as well as Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal and Catholic Parishes. Eric is also a music teacher, and currently holds a full time teaching position.
Eric has trained around the world in voice and cello, including Truman State University, Missouri, West Virginia University, Temple University, Prague Conservatory, the Franz Schubert Institute in Austria, and has attended workshop in the Czech and Slovak Republics. He speaks, English, German, French, Italian, and Czech/Slovak.
Mike Garozzo, Director of Arise
Born and brought up in Brooklyn, New York, Michael started his music background in the eighth grade going through high school playing professionally for weddings, Sweet 16 birthday parties, resorts and events from New York City to the Pocono Mountains. Going to the University of New Hampshire, where he met his amazing wife Carole, he continued his music switching to a folk music group and playing solo at the Indian Head Resort. Upon earning his Bachelor of Education degree Michael taught in Lisbon, New Hampshire while his wife Carole taught in Lancaster, New Hampshire.
Moving to Pennsylvania, Michael earned his Master's Degree in Counseling and then became certified in special education at The University of New Jersey at Trenton while teaching in Bristol Township. Music continued with developing music skills with his children, Michael, David and Jennifer, who all joined the Pennsbury Marching and Jazz Bands. Contemporary Christian music was introduced by his son David at the Marsh Creek Community Church in Downingtown, Pa and continued with Michael joining the Praise Band at the Mill Creek Community Church in Langhorne for 4 years. The opportunity to develop a Praise and Worship Team arose with Pastor Sharon Taylor when she came to LCR in 2005. "Arise!" started with Pastor Taylor, Cheryl Varga and Michael and has become a strong part of the LCR community.
Marge Green, Office Manager
Marge Green lives in Levittown. She is originally from South Philadelphia and her brother and sister still live there. Marge took early retirement from CIGNA Companies, Philadelphia, in 2001 after 37 years of service. She is involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Bucks County Chapter, a nationwide organization which focuses on support, education, research and advocacy to help individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Jody Fonte, Asst.Office Manager
Originally from New York City, and relocated to live in Yardley 19 years ago. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for the past 28 years, and have a son, John, a daughter, Marissa, and a loveable Bichon named Lulu.
Jody has worked in an administrative capacity for medical, legal and insurance companies following receiving her B.A. in English at Brooklyn College in 1982. In her spare time, she loves to read, write, sew and garden. She is excited to be embarking on a new chapter in her life – working for the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection!