St.-Johns-appts-PastorThe congregation of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown wishes to announce the appointment of Wayne Blaser as interim pastor (pictured right). He is an ordained Presbyterian minister.

Pastor Wayne was born in the Philadelphia area and was educated in the Princeton Seminary. He graduated in 1973. His first charge was in Hagerstown, where he met his wife Donna. He has served several congregations from Ohio, his last congregation being in Florida. His second calling was Poke Run in Pennsylvania, where he spent eighteen years ministering to a congregation that was established in 1785. He served in Bradenton, Florida, for three years as a congregational care minister, and eighteen months as interim pastor in two different churches. The life of an ordained Lutheran minister is quite different from that of a Presbyterian minister as far as the ruling body is concerned, but the message is the same to spread the word of God and minister to those in the congregation and community.

He retired and moved north to be near his children and grandchildren but retirement was not in the cards, and he is now a part-time minister. He is married to his wife, Donna, who is a reading specialist, and he is the father of two children and a grandfather to six. The congregation feels very fortunate that he chose St. John’s to continue his lifetime calling.

Pastor Wayne is usually at St. John’s on Tuesday or Thursday if you would like to talk to him or if you need help with a problem. You can also reach him at 941-932-5429. You can reach the church’s office at 301-898-5290 or by email at

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