Rev. Mark Singh-Hueter, Pastor

Rev. Mark Singh-Hueter is pastor of Advent Lutheran Church.  "Pastor Mark" grew up in the mission fields of Papua New Guinea where his parents were missionaries for almost 20 years. He graduated with a BA in Math from Capital University in Columbus OH, and an M/Div from Trinity Lutheran Seminary right across the street from Capital, serving in the Air Force for four years in between.  He has served congregations in Long Island NY, Columbus OH, and Exton PA.  


Pastor Mark lives in Telford with his wife Merlyn.  Their daughter Cassandra was active in our synod's youth programs while she was in high school, and is now a Penn State graduate, recently serving a Covid-interupted year in Argentina as part of our Church's Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) program.  


Pastor Mark loves opportunities to visit - as a way of building relationships, fielding questions, responding to concerns, and/or being a caring representative of God and our congregation during various life-experiences.  So...give him a call or contact the church office if you'd like to chat or have him call on you.  Seriously!  He'd love that. Click HERE to email Pastor Mark.

Vincent M. Ryan, Minister of Music

Since 1997 Vincent M. Ryan has been Minister of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville, PA, where he directs the church’s varied ensembles.  He has vast experience accompanying solo instrumentalists, voice, mixed ensembles, and choirs of all levels, including the Gospel Choir of Wittenberg, Germany.  In 2016, he participated in the premier Orgelfestwoche (organ festival week) in Wittenberg, and has returned annually.  In 2019, he sang with the Adam Rener Schola Cantorum in Strasbourg, France.  He is the organist for the Lancaster-Franconia Choral Singers directed by Ralph Alderfer, and the Souderton Alumni Men's Chorus directed by Jon Leight.

 

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano and Master of Arts degree in organ from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).  His teachers included James Staples (piano), Carol Teti (organ), James Dearing and James Jordan (choral conducting).  In 1995, he was the recipient of the Twila A. Hoover Organ Scholarship.  He has returned many times to IUP as a guest organist and pianist.

 

He has composed or arranged over 300 works for a wide variety of solo instruments, ensembles, and choirs, some of which are published by Lorenz, Shawnee Press, Neil A. Kjos, Oregon Catholic Press, and St. James Music corporations.  He created (with Noel Kennedy) a coloring book, “Meet the King,” to be used at his workshops that introduce children to the pipe organ. He has authored several published articles regarding the participation of children in worship. 

 

He is a past-dean of the IUP chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and past-vice-president of the North Penn Chapter of Choristers Guild.  He has served on the executive committee of the Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO, and was the editor of their newsletter “Crescendo.”

 

Vince enjoys being a husband to Carrie and father to Lauren, Vincent, Garrett, and Luke.  He is also a private pilot.  Click HERE to email Vince Ryan.

Carrie Ryan, Coordinator of Spiritual Development

Carrie Ryan is the Coordinator of Spiritual Development at Advent Lutheran Church.  An Advent member since 1997, Carrie has served as a Sunday Church School teacher, Cherub Choir Director and Vacation Bible School music leader. In her role as Coordinator of Spiritual Development, Carrie assists the membes and various groups at Advent grow in their discipleship of Christ.  


Originally from Erie, PA, Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She taught in the Spring-Ford Area School District for 5 years before choosing to stay at home with her three sons, Vincent, Garrett and Luke.  During this time, Carrie also cared for many other children in her home. She enjoys spending time with children of all ages and sharing the love of Christ with them.  Click HERE to email Carrie Ryan.

Nikki Young, Office Administrator

Nikki Young is the Office Administrator at Advent Lutheran.  Originally from Elizabethtown, PA in Lancaster County, Nikki moved to this area in 2006.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Shippensburg University. Nikki lives in Perkiomenville with her husband, Josh and her son Sammy.  They enjoy being outside, playing board games and cheering on the Philadelphia Sports teams, especially the Phillies and the Eagles.  


Nikki began at Advent in January 2020 and she loves serving the church.  She has enjoyed meeting the people of Advent and is so glad she is here.  Click HERE to email Nikki Young. 

CONTACT OUR STAFF

We want to hear from you.  If you need to reach us, you can always email office@adventharleysville.org and your email will get to the appropriate person.  Our you can click above to email our staff individually. 


You can also call us any time at 215-256-9941.  

Congregational Council

Our Congregational Council is responsible for overseeing the life and activities of the congregation. Council ensures that worship services reflect the Word of God and the faith and practice of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  


Council also leads the congregation in living out our mission, performing long-range planning, setting goals and priorities, and evaluating activities for consistency with our mission and goals.   


Meet the current members of Advent Luthern Congregational Council: 

  • Steve Nevin, President
  • Carl Dahlgren, Vice-President and Stewardship Liaison
  • Kim Sekiya, Secretary
  • Ben Potter, Treasurer and Finance Liaison
  • Eileen Solomon, Christian Education Liaison
  • Leda Tomkins, Fellowship Liaison
  • Tom McDonough, Mutual Ministry Liaison
  • Carly Smith, Social Ministry Liaison
  • Ruth Swingle, Welcome Team Liaison
  • Tim Scheckenbach, Property Liaison
  • Bill Kesack, Council Member Liaison
  • Rachelle Shollenberger, Worship & Music Liaison