Welcome to St. James! Below, you will find some of the faces that you might see working around the church! Click on their names to read their full bio!
Bill Beck is our Temporary Pastor who will be working with us through the challenging opportunity of seeking our next called and installed Pastor.
Bill retired in 2015 after serving the Big Spring Congregation in Newville for 30+ years.
Bill has earned a B.S. degree from Penn State and an M.Div. degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary. He is a advocate of continuing education for pastors regardless of age or years of service.
Bill, his wife Rita, and their Golden Retriever Libby live near Carlisle.
Stop by the church office on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings to say “hello.”
Director of Youth Ministry:
Theo started at St. James in December of 2018! He works with anything related to children/youth/young adult ministry.
Theo grew up in Connecticut and came down to Mechanicsburg when he began school at Messiah College. Theo is working toward a degree in Christian Ministry, with a dual concentration in both youth and congregational ministry.
Theo and his beautiful wife Victoria live in Camp Hill along with their puppy Sunflower!
If you would like to meet with Theo please shoot him an email! His class schedule keeps him from having a regular available office time, but he has time each week to meet with whoever would like to meet with him!
Jen is the administrative assistant at St. James! She is vital to every ministry at St. James, and is loved by all!
My name is Jane Michaliszyn and I am the St. James Preschool Director and Lead Teacher. I had the honor of starting the Preschool in 1992. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a Birdie to my two grandsons. Working at St. James has allowed me to grow as a teacher, an administrator, and a friend; and for that I am extremely grateful.