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Meet Our Clergy and Staff

Senior Pastor:       

Hopeton Clennon

Pastor Hopeton Clennon was installed as Senior Pastor in January 2013.  Born in Jamaica, he is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the United Theological College of the West Indies.  After ordination in 1983, Hopeton served the Jamaica Province of the Moravian Church before migrating to the United States in 1989.  In the Northern Province, Hopeton served as pastor of Faith Moravian Church in Washington, D.C., Schoeneck Moravian Church in Nazareth, PA, and the Moravian Church of Downey, near Los Angeles, CA.  In 1998, Hopeton was consecrated as the 320th bishop of the worldwide Moravian Unity.   Immediately before joining the pastoral staff at Central, Hopeton was Chaplain of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary.   Hopeton is married to Shelia and their young adult children are Andrew and Danielle.   

Pastor:

Lynette Delbridge

Pastor Lynnette Delbridge was installed as Pastor at Central Moravian Church, February of 2016. Born in North Carolina, Lynnette became a Moravian while attending Salem College, NC where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English. Her educational background also includes a M.Div. from Moravian Theological Seminary, a Ph.D in New Testament Studies from Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and a Masters in Music Education from Holy Names University, Oakland, CA. In addition to her experience teaching New Testament at the seminary level, Lynnette served as Assistant Pastor at Clemmons Moravian Church, Clemmons, NC and before coming to Central, as Co-Pastor with her husband, Andrew Meckstroth, for twelve and a half years at Castleton Hill Moravian Church, Staten Island, NY. During those years, Lynnette focused on Christian Education and music ministries with children and youth as well as the development of a clothing distribution project and a community garden. At Central, Lynnette’s responsibilities include Worship Leadership, Pastoral Care, Christian Education, Family and Youth Ministries, Social Action, and Communication. Andy and Lynnette have two daughters, Helen Meckstroth, a student at Liberty High School, and Carol Delbridge, a student at Broughal Middle School.

 Director of Music:

Rebecca Kleintop OwensRebecca Lepore has been the Director of Music and Organist of Central Moravian Church since September of 2002. Previously Senior Organist at the internationally televised Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as Assistant Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia (the world’s largest playing organ), Rebecca has recorded several CD’s with Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass, and has a collection of hymn introductions and interludes, titled The Coral Ridge Collection, published by Warner Brothers Publications. An active recitalist, accompanist, and clinician, Rebecca earned an Artist Diploma in organ performance from the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia), and a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Moravian College. Rebecca is also the Choir Director and Organist for the Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, PA.

Church Staff :

The Rt. Rev. C. Hopeton Clennon, Sr. Pastor (hopeton@centralmoravianchurch.org) x 201

The Rev. Dr. Lynnette Delbridge, Pastor (Lynnette@centralmoravianchurch.org x204)

Rebecca Lepore, Music Director (rakleintop@hotmail.com) x206

Mike Wall,  Facilities Administrator (Mike@centralmoravianchurch.org) x205

Cindy Gibson, Administrative Assistant (office@centralmoravianchurch.org) x202

George Mowers, Financial Secretary (georgem@centralmoravianchurch.org) x207

Martha Jones, Campaign Coordinator (275th@centralmoravianchurch.org) x203

John Geier, Sexton

Richard Miller, Old Chapel Organist