About Us 

Our Leadership - Mission District Council

Pastor Carl Johnson, Dean - St. John's, Kittanning, PA

Pastor Thomas Beam Hope, East Smethport, PA

Pastor Mark Werner, - St. Paul, Latrobe, PA

Pastor Joyce Dix-WeiersElderton Lutheran Parish, Elderton, PA

Mr. Steve Krepp -Brighton Heights Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA

Mr. Doug VogelDunmyer Lutheran Church, Johnstown PA

Ms. Connie SlopeHoly Trinity, Berlin, PA

Assistants to the Dean

Pastor Nila Cogan - St. Thomas, Hooversville, PA
Pastor Joyce Dix-Weiers - Elderton Lutheran Parish, Elderton, PA

Mid-Northeast Mission District Offices

Office of the Dean

Rev. Carl Johnson                                    

​St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church     

218 N. Jefferson Street                         

Kittanning, PA 16201                          Church Phone: 724-548-2051      Email: stjohnskittanning@windstream.net 

Administrative Office

(newsletter submissions, benevolence payments,

registration and registration payments, etc.)

Mid-Northeast Mission District, NALC

Ms. Rebecka Andrae, Administrative Assistant  

Phone: 724-264-7770

131 Starboard Villa, #315                                  

Greensburg, PA 15601

Email: rebeckaandrae@yahoo.com 

Please send all check request forms and inquiries to:

The Rev. Nila Cogan,

Treasurer for the Mid-Northeast Mission District,

202 Hilltop Rd., Friedens, PA 15541 (Phone: 814-479-2204)

Mid-Northeast Mission Districtof the NALC

We are the Mid-Northeast Mission District ​of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) committed to the four attributes of the NALC:
We confess the apostolic faith in Jesus Christ according to the Holy Scriptures. We affirm the authority of the Scriptures as the authoritative source and norm, “according to which all doctrines should and must be judged” (Formula of Concord). We accept the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran Confessions as true witnesses to the Word of God.

Mission Driven
We believe that the mission of the Church is to preach the Gospel and to make disciples for Christ. We believe that making disciples — in our congregations, in our communities and nations, and around the world — must be a priority of the Church in the present age.

Traditionally Grounded
We affirm the ecumenical creeds and the faithful witness of the Church across time and space. We endorse the form and practices of the universal Church that are consistent with Scripture, particularly the office of the ministry and the tradition of worship under Word and Sacrament. We seek dialogue and fellowship with other Lutheran churches and with faithful Christians of other confessions.

Congregationally Focused
We strive to be a church body that is organized to facilitate the ministries of local congregations in a posture of servanthood and a spirit of partnership, through the provision of resources, connections and information.