Pastor Brooklynn Lane
Pastor Brooklynn is a recent graduate of Martin Luther University College, receiving a Master of Divinity degree, and was recently ordained into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina. Pastor Brooklynn loves spending time in God’s creation, enjoying the outdoors. She has a passion for people, sports, board games, and being a life long learner. She is originally from Saskatchewan and is excited to be living close to the ocean.
Rebecca Rock, Music Director
Rebecca Rock received her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Ontario. She has taught since 1979 in Halifax and Lunenburg Counties and currently teaches elementary Music and French at Bayview Community School in Mahone Bay. She is a member of the Thursday night Hand Bell group at St. John’s and is the accompanist for the Mother and Daughter Choir. Rebecca is the mother of four adult children: Jonathan, Joshua, Ruth and Rachael. Her favourite pastimes are swimming and playing the piano.
Gale Lohnes, Handbell Director
Gale Lohnes received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Education degrees from Acadia University. She has over 29 years of experience at the Middle School and High School level in Halifax and Lunenburg Counties teaching classroom and instrumental music as well as Math, Health and Social Studies. She has directed community ensembles such as the Bridgewater Fire Department Band, South Shore Concert Orchestra and St. John’s Junior Choir. Along with directing the Thursday Night Hand Bell group, she currently is a member of Chester Brass Band, the choir at St. John’s Lutheran Church and teaches at Bayview Community School in Mahone Bay.
Kelly Wentzell, Parish Office Manager
Kelly has been a resident of Lunenburg County for over 40 years. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant for 26 years. She has coached soccer and is presently the team manager of her sons baseball team. She is an active volunteer at Bridgewater Jr. High School. She is married to her husband Andy, and they are the proud parents of three children, Kristen, Kaitlyn, and Brandon. Kelly enjoys baking, being active and spending time with her family.
Gilbert Wentzell, Caretaker