Pastor Wengert began serving Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown NJ in December of 2005. She has a B.S. in Business from Arizona State University and an M.Div from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
Her first call was to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Marlton, NJ as Associate Pastor and her second call was in Teaneck, NJ.
She served the NJ Synod as chair of the Burlington-Camden Mission Cluster and Dean for the Delaware Mission District for six years, and now serves the NJ Synod as the chair of the Immigration Task Group, and the Ecumenical/Interfaith Relations Team. She also helps coordinate an interfaith clergy group for South Jersey.
Outside of work, Ingrid enjoys entertaining friends, hiking, gardening, traveling and listening to podcasts (especially on design, science & history). She is married to Timothy J. Wengert, who retired from teaching Reformation History at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. They are doting grandparents to twin girls.
David D. Harp has been the Cantor* at Saint Matthew since April 2005. A native of Colorado, he has served congregations in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Oregon. David holds a Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College and the Master of Sacred Music degree from Luther Seminary. He has done additional study at Westminster Choir College and has performed with the National Lutheran Choir, Westminster Symphonic Choir, and the St. Olaf Choir. He has studied with such noted conductors at Anton Armstrong and Joe Flummerfelt, organist John Ferguson, and Paul Westermeyer. David currently conducts the Saint Matthew Vocal Choirs and Bell Choir.
*Cantor is the historic title for the leader of the people’s song; e.g., Johann Sebastian Bach was Cantor for St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany
Deacon, Parish Coordinator
Bill Lawrence has been a member of Saint Matthew Lutheran Church since 1978. Prior to being hired as Parish Coordinator in February, 2000, he served on Church Council in many and various positions over the years. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Drexel University and has completed the Certificate Program at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia while pursuing his studies to become an Associate in Ministry (AiM) for the ELCA.
He was called by this congregation, as an AIM in December, 2008 and continues to serve this congregation and the New Jersey SYNOD – as a member of the Discipling Mission Team. He was elected to serve as a voting member to the Church Wide Assembly in August, 2005.
While out of the office he enjoys vegetable gardening, reading and relaxing. Married to Doreen since 1970, they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
I have been blessed by the way the Lord has opened doors–Lutheran doors–as I began my church career over two decades ago at Bethany Lutheran (Palmyra), St. Paul’s (Hainesport) and now at St. Matthew, as the Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper. Since raising a daughter with special needs can be challenging, the Lord made sure he provided me with a loving church family to support me on this journey. Coming from a banking family, I was an Executive Secretary at PSFS, where I met my husband, Martin. My passion is listening to Elvis on the way to Cape May.
Dave Rulon is a long-time resident of Moorestown and member of St. Matthew, who has served as Sexton (the church title for custodian) since 1997.