Paradise Lutheran Church

Pastors and Staff

The Rev. Timothy Seitz-Brown


Tim has been the senior pastor at Paradise since 2002. He is married to Ann, and they have three children: CJ (25), MaryBeth (20), and Jeremy (16). He longs for the people of the world to be fed and for Christ’s love to find everyone. In the meantime, he enjoys reggae music and roots for the Washington Nationals to win the World Series.

Ann Seitz-Brown

Associate in Ministry

Ann’s areas of ministry are Christian education, youth, pastoral care and counseling. She’s a detail person who’s good at bringing ideas to life – like VBS, Financial Peace University, and getting 25 youth and adults to New Orleans for the Gathering. She enjoys yoga, biking, a plant-strong diet, and helping her own kids and others navigate their way into and through college.

Julie Maher


Julie has served as the secretary of Paradise since 2001. She’s also our wedding coordinator and building use scheduler. She’s the one to see about renting the fellowship room. Julie is married to Andy, and they have 2 adult sons, Elliott and Joel.


Allison Trump

Director of Music

Allison has served as Minister of Music since 2007. She is married to Wayne, and they are parents of Travis, Wayne Jr, Wyatt and Sinclaire.


Kris Gabel


    Kris has served as book keeper since 2002. An avid quilter, she is married to Doug and has two adult sons, Kyle and Evan.


    Council President: Pat Zech (phone: 717-880-0206)

    Council Members and Liaison Committees:
    Vice President/Endowment — Dave Cassel
    Secretary — Kim Beard
    Property – Dean Bentzel and Bill Sterner
    Stewardship – Verla Gosnell
    Social Ministry — Brent Toomey
    Evangelism — Barbie Becker
    Worship and Music — Chris Davis
    Christian Education — Elaine Thomas
    Social Activities – Deb Fulton
    Youth — Dave Cassel
    Finance/Stewardship — Ike Hileman

    New Representatives:
    Old Church – Phil Laughman
    Cemetery Assoc. – Mark Bentzel
    Endowment Fund – Lori Riley and Verla Gosnell
    Auditor – Ray Grudi