MINISTERS

St. Thomas began as a union church, meaning the property and building was shared by more than one denomination from its beginning until the mid-1950’s, when the Lutheran congregation moved to a new building in Linglestown. Pastors past and present include:

 

German Reformed /UCC

1791 – 1797    Anthony Hautz

1798 – 1805    William A. Heister

1805 – 1808    Jonathan Helfenstein

1808 – 1814    Philip Gloninger

1816 – 1819    Frederick Rahauser

1820 – 1826    John Winebrenner

1826 – 1832    Peter S. Fisher                        

1833 – 1834    Augustus Pauli 

1834 – 1835    F.M. Raschig

1835 – 1852    David Bossler

1853 – 1856    D.Y. Heister

1856 – 1866    M.A. Smith

1867 – 1880    Samuel Kuhn

1881                John Fritchey (supply)

1881 – 1882    E.V. Gerhart

1881 – 1888    A.D. Stauffer

1888 – 1892    John F. Moyer

1892 – 1893    Rufus Miller

1894 – 1899    Frank L. Kerr

1899 – 1900    W.H. Landis

1901 – 1904    H.R. Kreider

1905 – 1907    Geo. B. Raezer

1907 – 1910    D.D. Brindle

1910 – 1919    Lewis Reiter

1920 – 1947    Elias H. Phillips

1948 – 1951    Seward Kresge

1953 – 1957    Charles E. Strasbaugh

1957 – 1962    David H. Rapp

1962 – 1974    Truman A. Crist

1974 – 1992    Stephen A. Gifford

1992                Paul Gehris (interim)

1992 – 2015    Donald C. Wetzel

2015 – 2017    Daniel Schmidt (interim)

2015 – 2017    Paul Gehris (interim)

2017 –             Daniel Schmidt

 

Lutheran

1791 – 1797    William Kurtz

1804 – 1806    John Frederick Ernst

1808 – ??         F.D. Peterson

1815 – ??         George Lockman

1822 – 1823    Peter Scheurer

1841 – 1849    G.M. Merr

1849                S. Gerhart

1853                D. Marer

1856                G.J. Martz

1868                H.D. Kutz

1876                E. Daron

??                     E.S. Brownmiller

??                     I.W. Gauker

??                     M.U. Reinhart

1900 – 1903    P.A. Behler

1903 – 1907    J.W, Koch

1907 – 1909    A.P. Appel

1910 – 1927    O.R. Bittner

1928 – 1929    W.W. Frey

1931 – 194?    Lloyd Klinefelter

SNAPSHOT

St. Thomas has been part of the community for more than 250 years. So while this is a church with history, St. Thomas is also interested in what's happening now--and in what's on the horizon.

CONTACT INFO

717.652.7259

 

6490 Linglestown Road

Harrisburg, PA 17112

 

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