Pastor Steve Ohnsman

Steve was called to Calvary in July of 1999. Before that, Steve served congregations in New York (Garnerville United Methodist Church), New Jersey (Andover United Methodist Church), and Ohio (Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church), as well as being a Campus Minister at N. Kentucky University and the University of Cincinnati. Steve was the Chaplain at Albright College from 1995 until 1999.

Steve’s education began with a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy from Wilmington College of Ohio, and he graduated from Drew Theological School with a Master of Divinity. He has a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Ohio. His doctoral project was titled “Teaching Christian Ethics to Children in a Cross-Cultural Setting”) and a Ph.D. from Alvernia University in Reading, PA. His dissertation was titled “The Call to Christian Ministry” in the Community Leadership track.

Pastor Steve is known in the community as an activist for social change and a leader in community issues. He works with the United Way, Berks Women in Crisis, Phoebe Berks, the Reading Berks Conference of Churches, the Berks Ministerium, the NW Reading Ministerium, Spirit on Tap, the Phoebe Institute on Aging, the Reading Association of the PSEC of the UCC, and numerous other ministries. Steve also volunteers in the community, serving as an assistant wrestling coach at Wyomissing HS.

Dr. Steven P. Katzenmoyer

Dr. Katzenmoyer is an elementary instrumental music teacher in the Fleetwood Area School District, a position he has held since 1994.  He is a 1990 graduate of Fleetwood Area High School, and he graduated magna cum laude  from Millersville University in 1994, earning a bachelor’s degree in music education with flute concentration.    He earned his master’s degree in music education from Shenandoah University in 1998, and his doctorate of musical arts degree in music education from Shenandoah University in 2003.  His dissertation title was “A Study of the Factors that Influence the Musical Instrument Selections of Students.”

A freelance composer, his music has been performed throughout Pennsylvania by both vocal and instrumental ensembles.  Included in his accomplishments were commissions by the P.M.E.A. Elementary All-Star Band and Orchestra, the Parkland School District, and the Tri-Valley School District.  He recently completed a commission celebrating the anniversary of the installation of the pipe organ at Millersville University.

His most recent composition was performed by the 2013 District Ten Elementary All Star Band and Orchestra in Shillington, PA.  He writes frequently for the various music performance ensembles in the Fleetwood Area School District.  He has been recognized in Who’s Who in American Education, The Princeton Review, Biltmore’s Who’s Who in America, and as an advisor to the National Young Scholars Program.  He has also been nominated for the Walt Disney “Teacher of the Year” Award.  In 2003 and in 2009, Steve received the Fleetwood Rotary Club Semi-Annual Teacher of the Year Award.  He is a frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association News Journal, The Instrumentalist, and several on-line music journals.

In 2009, he was a featured workshop presenter at the New England Band Directors Institute at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. In 2011, Steve was the guest conductor for the District Ten Elementary All Star Band Festival,  In 2012 he was the guest conductor for the Milford Arts Festival in Milford, PA and in 2013 he was the guest conductor for the Berks County Sixth Grade Honors Band in Oley Valley, PA.   In 2012 he was selected as the sole recipient of the District Ten Citation of Excellence Award by the Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association.

Steve also serves as an adjudicator for the “Festivals of Music” company.  He has performed frequently as recitalist and accompanist, as well as a member of such ensembles as the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and Ringgold Band.  Steve has studied flute with Jeanne Scheneman, Joel Behrens, and Dr. Timothy Running.

Steve has served Calvary Reformed United Church of Christ in Reading, PA, where he has worked since 2000.  Previously, he served as Director of Music at Community United Church of Christ in St. Lawrence from 1994-1999. Steve has also served churches in Blandon, Mertztown, and Marietta.  He earned his Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists in 1995, and earned his Colleague Certificate in 1996.  He has studied organ with Jeffrey Brillhart, Dr. Gordon Turk, Dr. Michael Krentz, Dr. Karl E. Moyer, Dr. Steven Cooksey, Rick Erikson, and the late Gerre Hancock.

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