Pastor Fred Lehr has served the Lutheran church in a variety of ways. He has been a Lutheran pastor at churches in Shippensburg, PA, South Burlington, VT and Baltimore, MD. He was the Director of Wholistic Health Care Services and later Director of the Church Renewal Center at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown, PA.
Pastor Fred received his Doctor of Ministry from Drew University in Madison, NJ, his Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA and a BA from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. He has completed several continuing education trainings; some of these are Mission Development, Diversity Training, Redeveloping Congregations: New Life for Older Churches, Spirituality of Aging, Prayer and Spirituality, Art of Spiritual Direction, Conflict and Power Utilization, Conflict Management in Church Systems, and Organizational Development Theory and Practice.
He is the father of two grown children and grandfather of three. His interests include most sports, social concerns, and personal growth and development.
He has written several publications: Clergy Burnout: Recovering from the 70 Hour Work Week and Other Self-Defeating Practices, After-words in the Upper Room (a chancel drama), Boundaries (for church professionals and church systems), and Helping People Understand and Manage Their Stress: A Pastoral/Educational Approach.
Debbie Greene, Director of Music, is an accomplished pianist, organist and vocalist. She is a charter member of Gloria Dei! but began her early music training as a student of Mrs. Dorothy Webster at St. John's Lutheran Church in Linthicum. At an early age she played for chapel and church services developing a love of church music. By age 16 she was the organist at Asbury United Methodist Church, Arnold. From 1975-1979 Debbie was the Assistant Organist at the United States Naval Academy. There she played three church services, directed the Catholic Folk Mass, and worked with the midshipmen on their yearly musicals. After moving to Connecticut, Debbie was an eighth grade English and Social Studies teacher for 13 years. She also served as Organist at the Road Church in Stonington, Connecticut. Following several additional moves with her Navy husband, Brent, she returned to Maryland and Gloria Dei! in 1992. Since that time she has been involved in many aspects of the music program. Currently she plays Sunday morning worship services , directs the Cherub, Children's and Youth Choirs, provides special music worship services, coordinates the Concert Series and provides support as needed to the other dedicated directors and groups in the music department.
Debbie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Education Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University. She has also taken graduate courses at Westminster Choir College in music and conducting. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve God through her music at Gloria Dei!
Cathy received her Bachelor of Art and Science Degree from Southern Illinois University with a major in Retail and Apparel Design and a minor in Art. Soon after graduation she began a job, using her retail knowledge and degree, at Walmart as Assistant Manager. After a job change she took a job at Sears Roebuck and Co. Credit Department in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in Philadelphia, she met her husband, Jeff, and moved to Arnold, Maryland, where he was born and raised. Twelve years ago Cathy and Jeff were married at Gloria Dei!. Cathy continued her retail work transferring to the Sears store in Annapolis, as Operations Manager. From there until their family started to grow she worked briefly at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Oreck and as an Independent Beauty Consultant for the Mary Kay Company. They now have two boys, Tanner and Zachary. Both boys attend Broadneck Elementary School. Cathy is a member of the Pi Beta Phi National Sorority and the Annapolis Panhellenic Club, both philanthropic organizations. She and her family also are members of Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church. Cathy is very excited to be part of the Gloria Dei! Family and staff.