Welcome to Lynnwood Reformed Church.

Minister: R. Garret Szantner

Director of Church Music: Jean La Crosse

Director of Educational Ministries: Jason White

Office Manager:  Janith Mason

Church Custodian: Ron DeLorenzo

Richard Garret Szantner

Garret Szantner is from Rochester Hills, Michigan. His family worshipped within the Catholic faith in his childhood.  He began to explore his own faith at Hope College , graduated from Hope in 2011 with a BA in History and Political Science. Sensing a call to the pastoral ministry, he enrolled at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and received his Masters in Divinity in the spring of 2014. Garret’s immediate family includes his parents and three sisters.

Recently, Garret served as the Pastoral Associate of Youth and Care at Trinity Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He began his association with Trinity as a Pastoral Intern in 2011. He served as an intern at the Citadel of Faith in urban Detroit, Michigan, with the internship inclusive of a jail ministry.  He has lived in the Friendship House at Western Seminary, which is a setting for communal living of seminarians and highly functioning persons with cognitive disabilities.

Garret’s core desire is “to serve as a child of God who seeks after the presence and person Jesus Christ daily with mind, soul and strength.”

Jean La Crosse

Jean La Crosse, Director of Church Music, provides choral direction and accompaniment for the music ministries of Lynnwood. She desires to offer joyful praise and thanks to Jesus Christ through the music gifts and talents of individuals within the church and broader community. She welcomes all ages to participate. Ms. La Crosse studied with Leonore Witzemann Johndrow and Concert Pianist Stanley Hummel and is a member of the Eastern NY American Guild of Organists. She previously served as Music Director for Helderberg, Altamont, and Bethany Reformed Churches. Jean was Municipal Clerk for the Village of Altamont retiring in 2009. She is a private piano teacher.

 

Jason White

I am a graduate of SUNY Oswego with a degree in Adolescent Education and a focus in Social Studies. Currently I am in my 3rd year as a Distance Learning student at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, where I am working towards a Masters of Divinity. For 6 summers I worked at Camp Fowler, a Reformed Church in America summer camp in the Adirondacks. My first few years I worked on recreation staff, for 2 years was Coordinator of the Students Working in Ministry program, and was the Assistant Chaplain for another summer. I have also worked at a Christian nursery school with 3, 4, and 5 year-old kids, and with K-12 students with developmental disabilities. I have filled in as a music director and I sing and play the guitar. I am excited to be a part of the faith community at Lynnwood, and am looking forward to the ministries we are journeying towards.

 

 

 

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