The Rev. Sean Titus was called by the congregation in 2021 to serve as pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dillsburg. He was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2016 after graduating with his M.Div. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (now United Lutheran Seminary). Pastor Titus is passionate about worship that is joyful and reverent; and he seeks to provide leadership that is grounded in the Holy Scripture as the written Word of God, making sure to use the lens of the Confessions of the Lutheran Church. In addition to leading worship & Bible study, Pastor Titus also loves good conversation with people of all ages, sharing coffee, cooking (and eating!) food, and travel. A native of rural western New York State, he first came to the area as a college student at nearby Messiah, where he graduated with a B.A. in 2002. He also received his M.A. in history from the University at Buffalo in 2005, making history one of his great interests! His wife, Jill, hails from nearby Mechanicsburg originally; and they have a seven year old son & a one year old cockapoo “puppy,” making their home northern York County!
Annetta Zea joined the St. Paul’s staff as Parish Administrator in December 2018. She brings many gifts to a position that calls for a working knowledge of Microsoft Programs and church office functions. She has worked in Church offices since 1996.
Since living in Pennsylvania, she worked at St. John’s UCC in Red Lion, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in York, St. Paul’s Lutheran in Hanover, and St. James Lutheran in Brogue.
When not working at St. Paul’s, Annetta and her husband Dale, spend as much time possible with their grandchildren, Hayley and Alexander. The Zea’s have lived in Pennsylvania since 2001 in Red Lion.
Joyce E. Gerstenlauer came to St. Paul’s in January 2019 and has been a Lutheran since birth. Joyce grew up in Lancaster County and studied piano and organ through high school. She graduated with a BS in Music Education K – 12 certified from Indiana University of PA. In 1986 she received her MS degree in Music with a minor in organ, studying with June Miller, and choreography from Penn State. Joyce has served as an organist and choir director in several Lutheran churches in the area, including six years fulltime as an AIM musician, and she has served on the Lower Susquehanna Synod Candidacy Committee and music consulting committees.
Joyce taught K – 12 choral & general music plus music theatre, in several area school districts, before retiring in 2015. Additionally, she directed the Perry County Choral Society for ten years and she has sung in the Harrisburg Oratorio society. Currently, Joyce is a member of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, PA Music Educators, PSEA, and serves as an AGO national District Convener. Recently, Joyce was music director for Cinderella and Tick, Tick, Boom through the non-profit theatre group The Pharmacy Theatre. Here at St. Paul’s, Joyce plays organ and helps to plan hymns and liturgy, and directs the Adult Choir and the Children’s Choir that meets during Sunday School.
Viki Wonders is a native of Carlisle but moved to Dillsburg after her marriage to Greg Wonders in 1982. She was in public education for thirty-two years and was a stay-at –home mom for nine years after their two children were born. Music was a major part of her life. Her experiences include singing in church choirs from her elementary school years until the present, being drum major for her high school and college bands, and playing in her church’s handbell choir. After joining St. Paul’s congregation in 1982, she became involved with implementing St. Paul’s first handbell and chimes choirs. Viki was also the first handbell choir director from 1990 until she returned to work full-time as a teacher in 1996. Now that she is retired, Viki is pleased to be serving the church again in the capacity as handbell choir director.
You can contact Viki by email.
Started … July 2014
Degree … Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Shippensburg University; Master of Education with dual certification in Special Education and Social Studies (working to complete); and Certification of Youth and Family Ministry. Also commissioned as a Stephen Minister.
Employed … Harrisburg School District as a Special Education Teacher for 5 years.
Family … Married to Amy Zimmerman (known each other since elementary school) and three children ages 4, 2 and 1.
Mission for Youth & Family Ministry … where all youth and intergenerational families are serving in Christ’s name through family events, service projects and youth gatherings.
Closing … From the church to the community, let us serve one another in Christ’s name.
*Check out the Youth and Family Ministry page for up-to-date events!
You can contact Mike by email.