PASTOR ED served at St. John’s Lutheran Church for 22 years in downtown Hagerstown. He has previously served as chair of the Washington County Council of Churches, now known as the Hagerstown Area Religious council (HARC), expanding its membership to become open to all faith traditions. Before coming to Hagerstown, he served for six years as the Lutheran full-time lobbyist in Annapolis working on issues of poverty, housing, food and civil rights for all. While serving our Synod on justice issues, he became one of the founding members of the Interfaith Housing Alliance, the biggest producer of affordable housing in the region, now located in Frederick County. He served on the committee that gave leadership to the initial plans to house the homeless in houses of worship which led to the formation of our current seasonal cold weather REACH shelter.
Pastor Ed holds a B.A. in sociology from New Jersey City University and a Master’s of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
Pastor Ed is married to Janet. She is employed by Herald-Mail Media located in Hagerstown as a reporter. They are the proud parents of three adult children, Chris, Camille and David.