Dedicated to Leading Others Towards God’s Open Arms
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 is also a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at Wyomissing HS.
Director of Local Music Mission, Megan Charlesworth
Meet Megan Charlesworth, our Director of Local Music Mission at Calvary. She is a music teacher at the Lancaster Country Day School in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she works with students in grades 3-8 in general music, band, and choral settings. Prior to her employment at LCDS, she taught in the Hazelton Area School District, where she also served as the Assistant Marching Band Director, and accompanied the Hazelton Area High School and Drums Middle School choirs. Megan holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Music Education at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During her time at Slippery Rock University, Megan served as the music director and organist/pianist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Grove City, Pennsylvania.
Director of Music, Dr. Steven Katzenmoyer
Dr. Steven P. Katzenmoyer is a music and business education teacher in the Fleetwood Area School District and is Director of Music and Organist here at Calvary United Church of Christ O.N.A. 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 he earned 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 and frequently commissioned composer, with over five hundred unpublished compositions and arrangements to his credit, his music has been performed throughout Pennsylvania by both vocal and instrumental ensembles. His music has a tilt toward young bands and orchestras. 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 on several occasions. He is a frequent contributor to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association News Journal, The Instrumentalist, and several on-line music journals, having published thirty-four separate articles. He has guest conducted and lectured throughout the East Coast, including as a keynote speakers at the New England Band Directors’ Institute at Plymouth State University, New Hampshire. In 2012 he was selected as the sole recipient of the prestigious District Ten Citation of Excellence Award by the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association. In May 2019, Steve was inducted into the Fleetwood Area School District’s Distinguished Alumni.
Steve has also served as an adjudicator for the "Festivals of Music" company since 2003, providing comments and insights to hundreds of middle and high school bands, orchestras, and jazz ensembles throughout the east coast. He has performed frequently as recitalist and accompanist throughout Pennsylvania. Steve is proud to be known throughout the region as an educator, performer, improviser, lecturer, clinician, researcher, editor, music consultant, and arts advocate. In addition to music education and business education certification, Steve holds Pennsylvania teaching certifications in language arts, English, and computer education.
Steve has served in a variety of roles here at Calvary Church. He has also served churches in Mertztown, Blandon, Marietta, St. Lawrence, and West Reading. Steve earned his Service Playing Certificate and his Colleague Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. 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, with a particular interest in organ improvisation.
He resides in Blandon with his wife of fifteen years, Amy, and fourteen year old son, Eric. In his free time, Steve is an avid baseball fan and enjoys long distance running, having completed twenty-seven half-marathons and one full marathon, the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon.
Janet Faust began working at Calvary in July of 2005. She is a great asset to our work in Reading.
Trinda Shaull began working at Calvary in January of 2023. She also works as a Music Together teacher and private piano instructor at Popovsky Performing Arts in Lancaster.