Union Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor
Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has elected the Rev. Gordon A. Camp as its new full-time pastor.
Camp graduated from Temple University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and film.
He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1995, and served his internship year at St. Paul’s, Catasauqua, with the Rev. Herb Gifford, who is now a member of Union Lutheran.
Camp’s wife, Cindy, is also a Lutheran pastor serving as the director of disaster response for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries.
During the past 23 years, Camp has served parishes in Pine Grove, Alburtis and most recently, Cetronia.
His varied experiences include setting up and running summer youth programs through the Center City Lutheran Parish in Philadelphia and missionary work in the country of Suriname, on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America.
He has participated in local and international builds for Habitat for Humanity.
Camp has coached baseball teams, served as president of the Trexler Middle School PTA, and has been involved in several school and community activities.
Born in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to an Army family, he moved to different states while attending eight different schools from kindergarten through 12th grade.
He and his wife have lived in Allentown for the past 20 years. They have two sons, Graeme and Christopher.