Sandy Drescher-Lehman accepts the call to serve as our pastor!
On Sunday, June 12th, 2016, in a unanimous vote, Methacton extended a call to Sandy Drescher-Lehman to serve as our pastor, and she accepted with enthusiasm and joy!
Sandy is a Pastor, Social Worker, Writer and Spiritual Director who becomes energized by being with people, riding bike, baking bread, reading, “doing coffee” and any reason to have a party! She’s written several devotional books as a way of connecting with her own spiritual journey and offering the companionship of that journey to others. She loves to use colors and symbols and words to help people connect to a deeper awareness of God.
After growing up mostly in SW PA and then graduating from Eastern Mennonite University in VA, she went into voluntary service with the VA Mission Board and then with the Mission Board in Elkhart, IN. Moving to Richmond, VA to attend seminary, she worked as a chaplain in several different prisons, as a social worker with homeless women and children, as a co-director, with John, her husband, in a Discipleship Voluntary Service program, and in 2 different mental health crisis units.
The Drescher-Lehman family includes two children – Maria, 32 YO, and Jonathan, 28 YO, married to Brittany Sehenuk, 2 dogs, 2 goats and lots of chickens.
Sandy and John are also Co-Directors of FernRock Retreat, a Contemplative Spiritual Retreat Center, on the grounds where they live. There they welcome people looking for space to spend time with God in the solitude of the nearby woods, creek, birds and prayers of all those who have gone before. They also receive guests through Hipcamp.