Dyan Lawlor came to Upper Dublin Lutheran in November of 2003. She is a mid-westerner, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1984. UDLC is her fourth call, having served over the past 25 years churches in Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and in Madison, WI. She has a passion for creatively communicating the gospel, through the arts, social media, drama, music, and film. Her love of youth, and inspiring their leadership, faith and ‘hands-on” involvement in justice and peace projects is evident . Dyan loves teaching, anything that builds relationships expanding our experience of the gospel in other cultures. She has helped begin our growing partnership with Cathedral Church in Tanzania, (since 2005) and travels there every few years bringing along UDLC members.
Keith Anderson, came to Upper Dublin Lutheran in August of 2012. He earned his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 2000 and his S.T.M in Lutheran Studies from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 2002. Prior to arriving at Upper Dublin, Keith pastored the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Woburn, MA for nine years. Keith is the author of The Digital Cathedral: Networked Ministry in a Wireless World (Morehouse, 2015) and co-author with Elizabeth Drescher of Click2Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse 2012). Keith employs a wide range of social media to minister on and offline. He speaks regularly with local and national church groups, synods, and other organizations on the practice of digital ministry and the impact of digital culture on face-to-face ministry. He is married to Jennifer, also an HDS graduate. They have four children and a golden retreiver named Charlie.
Fred serves on-staff as our congregational deacon, helping coordinate worship, leading the men's Christian studies group, and offering care and support to our members. He also serves at the chair of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod candidacy committee, which helps seminiarians prepare for ordainded ministry, and the Synod's Human Relations committee. Fred brings a great understanding of people to his work. Now retired, he worked in Human Relations, having been V.P. and Managing Business Partners in Human Resources for Unisys Corp. He has been recognized as a leader/expert in providing assistance and guidance to line management on a broad range of human resources policies, programs and practices both U.S. and internationally. He earned his B.S. in Economics from Norwich University and his M.S. in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University, and has studied at the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of Business, and Insead in France.
Theresa joined the staff at Upper Dublin in 2003, first as a Teacher's Assistant in the Nursery School, and then as our office assistant. In 2011 she became our full-time Office Administrator. Theresa has over 15 years experience in teaching Nursery School and 33 years of office experience. She grew up in Roslyn, graduating from Bishop McDevitt High School and studied at Montgomery County Community College.
Livvy has been blessed to share the story of God’s love and grace with children since first teaching Sunday School at the age of 13. At the age of 5, Livvy rode her bike around the corner to a Lutheran church telling her Mom she wanted to go inside to meet Jesus – “let the children come”! Having been educated in a Lutheran Elementary school, raised by a faithful family, and a graduate of the Dianonia Ministry of the ELCA, Livvy has experienced and understood life as a journey with a loving, gracious, forgiving, ever present God, whose story she feels called to share. Livvy was educated as a Professional Intensive Cardiac Care Nurse and called to serve as a faithful servant of Christ. She has served as Christian Education Director for Childrenand Youth for 35 years.
Dottie has served on staff as Director of Adult Education and Small Group Ministry since 2006. Her educational background includes Master degrees in the Humanities, Psychology and American History. This education was applied for 35 years in the public school system while teaching in the high school classroom and then as an Administrator. As a woman of faith she strongly believes in the need for us to be connected to God and to one another.
Ray Hopkins has served at the Part Time Youth Director at UDLC since August 2004. His basic ministry goal is to give teens a comfortable and safe place to explore their faith, be themselves, and to make connections with others. Ray works with youth of all ages at UDLC through the Sr. High and Tween Programs, Catechetic Classes, and in Sr. High Sunday School. Outside of UDLC, Ray works full time as a Financial Analyst for a Company in Wayne, PA and spends as much time as his schedule allows with his wife Deena and their Chocolate Lab Bailey.
Patty joined UDLC in September 2013. She has over 25 years experience in office administration. Patty grew up in Philadelphia where she graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School. She also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kutztown University. She has lived in Upper Dublin for over 20 years. Patty is married to Bill and they have a daughter, Krista and a golden retriever, Dutchess.
Linda has been working as Treasurer of UDLC since March of 2012 and she has been a member of UDLC since 2000. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Accounting. Outside of UDLC, Linda works as the accountant for D.J. Pinciotti Construction in Ivyland, PA. She has two kids, both in college.
Tadashi (Tad, aka Lily’s Dad) Matsuura holds a B.A. in Music Industry and performance in Trombone from Syracuse University (2003). He has been a member of UDLC since October, 2012. At UDLC, Tad is on the Tech Team and has taken part in property committee. Outside of UDLC Tad has worked with such groups as Philadelphia Orchestra, Phily Pops, Chris and David Brubeck, and George Crumb creating numerous recordings. Amongst the numerous recordings he has done, two have received Grammy Nominations. He has also done digitization of analog materials from institutions such as the Library of Congress, Archives of Canada, Leonard Feather collection, Temple University, and Curtis Institute of Music. He and his wife Jennifer have two children and two cats.
Jo-Lyn joined the staff in January 2015 as Volunteer Coordinator; she has been a member of UDLC since 2001. Her educational background includes a Diploma in Nursing and B.B.A. in Finance; she has worked at Abington Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Jo-Lyn lives in Horsham with her husband Ed, two children and one dog.
Stacey Condeelis has taught preschool students for nine years at Upper Dublin Christian Nursery School. She has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College. Stacey is also a certified reading specialist. Sharing God's love with the children of the nursery school and providing a safe and nurturing school experience is Stacey's main goal of her ministry. Children learn best through their play and need many opportunities to socialize with their peers to develop to their full potential. Stacey is married to Alex and they have three boys and two dogs.