Church Staff


Pastor Cheryl Meinschein

Pastor Meinschein joined CMLC in 2008 and through her leadership we have gained strength and stability. She is a graduate of Gettysburg College with a B.S. in Biology. 

Barbara Moyer, Music Director


Althea Albright, intern Vicar

I will be with Christ for the next year as it is my opportunity for full-time learning before getting approval for ordination in the ELCA.  I thought I would begin with a brief biography of myself.  I am a recent graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.  I attended Susquehanna University and received a degree in Religion and Psychology.  I am also a native of Berks County and a graduate of Reading High School.  I worked in a variety of social service organizations before going to seminary including the Children's Home of Reading and the Greater Food Bank.  In my leisure time I enjoy gardening and arts and crafts.  I have a love of music and enjoy playing the piano, clarinet and guitar.  In addition, I live with my wonderful husband, a dog and two cats; Buster, Bella and Bailey.

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at Christ and working with Pastor Meinschein, the staff, and many ministry teams.  I look forward to seeing you in church and/or during visitation!


Stef Boyer, Secretary


Scott Gruver, Accounting

Carla Flemming, Director of Christian Education and Youth

At its March meeting, the Council voted to hire Carla Flemming as our new Director of Christian Education and Youth.  Carla and her family moved here in September 2013 from Illinois, when her husband Peter accepted a position with East Penn Manufacturing.  Carla and Pete have two adult children, Colin and Caitlin.  The Flemmings joined here in 2016.

When Carla isn't working at Walgreen's in the pharmacy or in her new position here at church, she enjoys bingo, reading and spending time with family.  When she thinks about working with the families here at Christ Mertz, she is most excited about growing and expanding the programs here.  Welcome Carla!  We're so glad you're here!