On June 7, 2015, the people of St. John’s voted to call Rev. Linnéa Clark as their pastor. Pastor Linnéa, a native of western Massachusetts, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in Reformation history and in music. Before coming to St. John’s, she served ecumenical and Lutheran congregations in Connecticut and Delaware and offered pastoral care in hospice and hospital settings. Now, she lives in Melrose Park with Lily and Rosie, her silly and adventurous cats. Pastor Linnéa enjoys knitting, writing liturgical music, singing American shape-note music, and cold weather.
Read Pr. Linnéa’s blog here.
Chuck Griffin, Jr.
Charles M. Griffin, Jr. is Organist and Music Director at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Melrose Park, Pennsylvania. He holds a Master of Music degree in organ performance from Temple University, where he studied with John Binsfeld. He also studied at Temple with Dr. J. Earl Ness as an undergraduate. Chuck has performed throughout the eastern United States and has been featured as part of the Tuesday Noon Recital Series presented by the Curtis Organ Restoration Society at the University of Pennsylvania, the Candlelight Concert Series at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA, and the Tuesday Noon Series of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, of which he is a member.
Linda has been with St. John’s since July 2014. She has extensive office experience; she worked as a paralegal for more than 30 years, then became the administrative assistant for a CPA/financial planner. She also served as an executive assistant for a local trust fund Board of Trustees. She and her husband Vince are lifelong residents of Jenkintown, PA. Linda enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, decorating, traveling, and sports (especially baseball).