LWLC Welcomes Interim Pastor Schantzenbach

Rev. Scott C. Schantzenbach

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Rev. Scott C. Schantzenbach served as Assistant to the Bishop for Stewardship, Generosity, and Excellence in Ministry from 2003 until retirement in 2019. He has written articles for the "Lutheran" magazine and served as a guest lecturer at the Lutheran Theological Seminaries in Philadelphia and Gettysburg, Virginia Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary and at ELCA Mission Developer Training venues.

Pastor Schantzenbach served as interim pastor among transitional congregations during his time on the staff of the Bishop and described his three-fold interim role as, "renewing hope, strengthening congregations, and exploring ministry pathways in a rapidly changing world."

Prior to assuming his responsibilities on the staff of the Bishop, he served as a parish pastor for 25 years, among congregations in Philadelphia, PA, and in Jersey City and Washington, NJ. Pastor Schantzenbach was ordained in 1978. Scott earned a BS in Chemistry from Moravian College and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He completed the Foundations Courses at Indiana University School of Philanthropy, the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising, and studied with the Interim Ministry Network.

Scott lives in Oxford, NJ with his wife, Jody, of 45 years. They have three adult children.

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