Pastor Mike

Michael Allwein, Senior 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 senior pastor to St. James in May, 2004.  In addition to his Education and Divinity degrees, he is also a Board Certified Counselor and a Certified Spiritual Director.  At St. James, he provides pastoral support in areas such as World Missions, Social Ministry, on the governing board for our Childcare program, 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.