Pastor Lois at pulpit

The Rev. Dr. Lois Martin


The Rev. Dr. Lois D. Martin has come full circle with Pine Street, having previously been a member, organist and choir director, and now serving as our interim Pastor. A native of Shamokin, and a graduate of Susquehanna University with a BS in Church Music, Pastor Lois was a member of Pine Street from 1991 until 1994. In 1992 she married Tom Martin, MD at Pine Street.


During her tenure at Pine Street, she pursued and successfully obtained her Masters Degree in Church Music from Colgate- Rochester Divinity School. It was at this time that she was challenged by one of her spiritual mentors to consider the ministry. She received her Doctorate of Divinity degree, also from CRDS and then spent a year at Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary. In 1996 she was ordained as a Lutheran Minister in the N.E. Ohio Synod, where husband Tom had entered a Pediatric practice. Her first call was to the 1st Lutheran Church, Beach City, Ohio. She subsequently served St. John’s Lutheran Church in Belleville, PA (Tom having accepted a position as team physician for PSU football), and then at Christ Lutheran in Lewisburg, PA.


After leaving the Lewisburg call, Pastor Lois began to serve as an Intentional Interim pastor through the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA. She has served churches in Lock Haven (twice), State College, Shamokin Dam, and since July 1, 2015, at Pine Street in Danville as well as Trinity Lutheran Church in Oak Grove through our purchase of service agreement..


Pastor Lois has received additional training in Intentional Interim Ministry through the Intentional Interim Ministry Network, and has a special certification in “Spiritual Direction” Ministry through the Shalom Institute. (Shalom is Hebrew for “Peace”.)


We look forward to our time with an old friend and revered leader as the Rev. Dr. Lois D. Martin guides us through a time of soul searching and rejuvenation that will lead to the calling of a new regular pastor at Pine Street, possibly in 2017.


October 21, 2017



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