Our Staff

PASTOR

The Rev. (Father) W. L. Barnes, III, STS was born in York, PA and is a 2014 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science. He graduated with a Master of Divinity from United Lutheran Seminary (formerly the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg) in 2018.

Fr. Barnes served Christ Lutheran Church in Duncannon, Christ Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Spring Grove while he was a candidate for ministry in the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As of February 1, 2019, he serves as Pastor of Shells Evangelical Lutheran Church in Grantville, PA. He is also a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity (http://www.societyholytrinity.org)

and serves on the AMMPARO Task Force of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA (https://www.lss-elca.org/about-us/justice-ministries/aamparo/

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC

Barbara Dupler

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Theresa Reidmiller 

CUSTODIAN

Barb Garis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH FINANCE

Tom Gordon, treasurer 

Jeff Buse, financial secretary 

 

PARISH COUNCIL

Steve Espenshade, president

Raelene Smith, vice-president 

Justine Wiltraut, secretary 

Colin Blair
Rich Espenshade
Karlene Jaggan
Glen Peterson
Mark Stremmel
Sherry Ulsh

 

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LITURGY OF HOLY EUCHARIST

Sundays at 9 and 11am 

Wednesdays at 9am

Sunday School

CHILDREN/YOUTH

Sundays at 9am

ADULT FORUM

Sundays at 10am

CONFIRMATION 

TBD

Our Ministry Partners

Contact Us

717-469-2586

shellsadmin@shellschurch.org

287 Shells Church Road

Grantville, PA  17028

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