Pastor Wendy Bellis
Pastor Wendy Bellis began her ministry in Iowa and has served churches in Indiana and Ohio before coming to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference where she has served in Lancaster County, Delaware County, the city of Philadelphia, and Bucks County.
She and her husband Blair now live in Albrightsville. They have two grown daughters, both of whom are married with children, and live in the Philadelphia area.
Her strengths and passion in ministry revolve around preaching, pastoral care and mission work fitting for the community in which she is serving.
Pastor Wendy has participated in and led mission teams around the nation and in Liberia because she believes we are all children of God through the love and grace of Christ.
Organist Gary Raish
A Monroe County native, currently living in Stroud Township, Gary has served as Cherry Lane’s organist since January 1986 and been involved in music for most of his life.
As a child, he sang and toured with the Singing Boys of Pennsylvania and later was in band and chorus at Pocono Mountain High School. He has sung with local community groups including Pleasant Valley Choral Society, Pocono Summer Chorus, and Pocono Mountain Community Chorus of Churches, which he has accompanied for several years. Gary was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tannersville where he was an active member and organist for many years. In addition to Cherry Lane, he is also the Saturday organist at The Church of St. Luke in Stroudsburg, assistant organist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stroudsburg, accompanies summer services at Parkside Chapel and Paradise Falls Lutheran Association, and plays for weddings and funerals throughout the Monroe County area.
In addition to church services, he has also accompanied many area community concerts and events including Pocono Lively Arts and Black Sheep Productions musical productions.
Secretary - Ashleigh Snyder
Ashleigh has been our administrative assistant at Cherry Lane Church since September 2017. She is responsible for the operation of the church office and facilitating usage of the church’s building. Ashleigh is a gradutate from ESU where she has a degree in Business Management and a minor in communications. She is a mother of four and works for the church part time. Ashleigh can be reached through the church office at 570-629-1990 or email email@example.com.