Advent Lutheran Church
1775 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17402

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Our Program Staff



Robert G. Breighner
Director of Youth Groups

Bob Breighner was born and raised in Littlestown, PA and moved to the York area after attending college at Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Accounting. He also has a MBA from York College. He is married to Julieann Breighner (best 19 years of his life) and they have three sons, Derek, Joshua, and Ryan. The family lives in Dallastown and is involved in various activities at the church.

Bob has served on Church Council in the past and is partially to “blame” for bringing Pastor David to be the shepherd of our flock as he served on the Call Committee. Bob’s accounting background has also been used as a past Treasurer of the church and of the Endowment Committee. Bob has been involved in the Sunday School programs for many years and he is one of the teachers for the Senior High class.

He has just started as the Youth Director in September of 2010, being supported by Paula Rineer, Assistant Youth Director, and the many wonderful parents, who are always willing to help.

He spends a lot of his free time watching his sons play sports and coaching. He serves on the board of Lutheran Social Services, volunteers with United Way of York County. An avid runner, Bob has completed 24 marathons in 18 states, including 2 Boston’s and a sub 3 hour marathon.



Jennifer A. Eckert
Friends at Advent and Children's Ministry

Jennifer Eckert is originally from the Bucks County area of Pennsylvania. She and her husband came to the York area five years ago and have been members of Advent for four years. Although raised in a different denomination, Jennifer felt a strong pull to the Lutheran faith and felt a true connection to the beliefs and practices of the Advent congregation. She is currently the coordinator for Friends of Advent, which organizes social outings for families with young children up to fifth grade.

After graduating from Temple University, Jennifer taught high school students for fifteen years and also taught elementary students for five years. She earned her Masters of Education from Wilkes University during her teaching career and was also very active in extra curricular activities with her students. These activities included career clubs, Speech and Debate club, Teens Against Tobacco Use, and class adviser.

Jennifer is happily married to her husband, Dan, and they have two wonderful children. Currently, she is a stay at home mom and her boys, Noah and James, keep her very busy. They enjoy spending time with their extended family and the new friends that they have made since moving to York.

Jennifer interests include reading, cooking, traveling and taking care of the family pets. When life gets a little to hectic, Jennifer reminds herself to "Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God". That always seems to put things in perspective!




Susan E. Feldmann
Director of Music
Director of Junior, Youth and Adult Choirs

Susan Feldmann, was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, but relocated to York when her parents moved here in 1970. She began her life-long commitment to church music when she joined Advent’s Junior Choir at the age of 7. Susan also participated in school music programs at Central York High School, Albright College, and other music groups in the York community. .

Upon her arrival back from college in 1985 to work in nursing at York Hospital, Susan undertook the direction of the Advent Junior Choir. As the choir grew and matured, Susan and other Advent youth leaders expanded the program to include the Summer Musical and Coffee House programs and More Than A Song Youth Choir.

In 2004, Susan left nursing to pursue a fuller commitment to music. She graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a B.S. degree in Music Education in 2008. She maintains an active private studio teaching voice, piano, and flute lessons. She is also an accompanist for York College and local middle and high schools.

Sue and her husband Steve met at Advent, were married here and have 3 amazing children, Diana, John, and Gregory.

Music, Sue believes, emotionally connects people to God at all ages. A favorite Bible verse of hers is Isaiah 11:6 - “And a little child shall lead them,” because she continually is being taught about and experiences God’s love through Advent’s young people.



Frederick M. Meads

Fred M. Meads is the dean of the Advent staff in length of service having become its organist in 1966. Born and still living in the town of Red Lion, Fred has been married to wife Shirley for 48 years in 2010.

While Fred has a degree in Business Administration, he is best known for his skill as an organist. He has studied privately with John Weaver of Curtis Institute and Julliard School of Music.

He and Shirley are parents to two grown sons, one of whom is on the staff of the American Boys Choir in Princeton, New Jersey. The Meads love the beach and time at the ocean. Fred enjoys flying with Pastor David.

“My greatest pleasure is accompanying the singing of hymns to God’s glory and leading the congregation to the throne of Grace.”


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