The Rev. Anne Strickert
As a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I am blessed to serve our amazing God by preaching the Gospel, teaching the Word, and equipping the Saints. In other words, I get to tell people about Jesus, help them get to know God through the Bible, and prepare them to be servants who make a difference in the real world. I get to do all of that in a church building, a coffee shop, a park, under an overpass, or anywhere God’s people are…even online!
Jane Clark, a native of southern Maryland and a transplant from Lancaster PA, has lived in this area for over 20 years. Prior to moving to New England, she applied her Smith College B. A. in music as music director for regional and summer stock theater, ballet accompanist for the Washington DC School of Ballet, pianist in small classical ensembles, rehearsal pianist for choral groups and solo performers, and as a church musician directing choirs, playing organ as well as piano. Once established in Wilbraham, she served as Director of Music for First Congregational Church in East Longmeadow for 17 years and worked as a fundraiser for several non-profits in the Springfield area. Over her 35 year career as a church musician, Jane has served the Methodist, UCC(Evangelical United Bretheran), Presbyterian, UCC(Congregational) and Evangelical Lutheran denominations. In her spare time, Jane likes to read, knit, garden and visit her children and grandchildren in Atlanta GA, Missoula MT and Berwick ME. Her husband Chuck is a retired history and theater teacher at Chicopee High School. They live in Wilbraham with Henry, their standard poodle.
Roberta Reynolds was born in Naples, Italy. The daughter of diplomats, she grew up overseas and thus began her love for travel. After she graduated from college, she worked in the administrative areas of United Healthcare, CIGNA, and The Hartford. Outside of work, Roberta enjoys reading, riding her bike and watching her daughters run cross country and play soccer and basketball. She lives in Longmeadow with her husband, three daughters and a very spoiled cat, Mittens.