Our Pastor


Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord!


I am Reverend Deborah Mahady, or as people call me: “Pastor Debbie”. I wasn’t always called to be a pastor. Graduating from Indiana University of Pa (IUP) with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, I worked as a public accountant, then a controller for an architectural firm, and later as the head of the accounting department for an electrical engineering firm. Deep down, I always wanted to be a pastor, but said “no” to God for many years. Finally, God grabbed my attention and called me to seminary. I graduated with my Master’s of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and was called to Christ Lutheran Church, Filey’s in 2010. Since that first day as their pastor, I have been on a journey of change. Just four months after I started, I found myself mourning along with this congregation the loss of our church building which was destroyed by fire. Since then, we have walked together on a journey through the wilderness which led us to worship in several different locations until we settled camp at Barren’s Lutheran Church – our temporary housing - as we went through the process of rebuilding our new house of worship. Now that God has blessed us with a beautiful, new tent of worship, I am excited to see where the Holy Spirit will take us next.


I reside in York Haven with my husband, Paul, and my son, Nick. My daughter, Gretchen, is a nursing student at the University of Delaware. I love to spend time with the Lord in prayer and meditation, but I have other interests too. I enjoy spending time with my family, crocheting, reading, quilting, tinkering on the piano, bicycling, and taking long walks in the park with my three dogs. I would love to meet you, hear where you are in your faith journey and where you are being called by our Lord. Please feel free to call me at the church office (717)432-4878.


May God bless you and keep you in His care this day!



Pastor Debbie

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