Church Staff


Pastor Cheryl Meinschein

Born in May, 1955 in Baltimore, MD, and raised in New Jersey, Pastor Meinschein is one of two children.  She graduated from Freehold High School in New Jersey in 1973 and Gettysburg College in 1977.  At Gettysburg, the pastor got her certification to teach high school biology.  She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1981.  After graduation, Pastor Meinschein served at Bethany Lutheran in Stony Creek Mills (outside of Reading) for 11 years. From 1993 until 2007, she worked with the Bishop's Office.  Now, she's delighted to be back serving in a congregation in Berks County.

Pastor Meinschein especially enjoys leading worship, and talking to all different age groups about their faith and life.  She is married to Richard Hausman, a lifelong resident of Lehigh County and an avid hunter and fisherman.  The pastor relaxes by reading, traveling and doing needlework of various kinds.

Barbara Moyer, Music Director



Stef Boyer, Secretary

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!