Pastor Mike

Michael Allwein, Lead Pastor

Pastor Mike was ordained in 1980, working primarily in campus ministry for the first ten years following his ordination.  He has since served congregations in Lancaster, Shippensburg and Chambersburg prior to being called as lead pastor to St. James in May, 2004.  In addition to his Education and Divinity degrees, he is also a Board Certified Counselor and is certified as a Spiritual Director through Oasis Ministries.  At St. James, he provides pastoral support in the areas of World Missions, Social Ministry, on the governing board for our Early Learning Center, Finance and Personnel.  He also coordinates and supervises our Stephen Ministry program.  He is married   to his wife, Lois, has two sons and two grandsons and one granddaughter.  He enjoys tennis and skiing, as well as trying to get his garden to grow more than weeds.