The Rev. Dr. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman
Pastor Kathy received her Master of Divinity at Luther Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Pastor Kathy has served faithfully in ministry for over 31 years and in five different ministry settings before coming to St. Matthew. She comes to St. Matthew with a passion for people and ministry and offers great insight and leadership. Pastor Kathy is married to the Reverend Mark Vitalis Hoffman, a professor at Gettysburg Seminary. Together, they have two daughters, Sarah and Amy.
The Rev. David Kiel
Interim Associate Pastor
Pastor David Kiel was born in Houston, Texas and grew up at Grace Lutheran Church in the Montrose area of Houston. He was very active in the youth ministry of his congregation and eventually the synod and the National Youth Ministry of the Lutheran Church in America. He also worked at Camp Lutherhill, the Lutheran camp in Texas, and it was there he felt his call to ministry.
Pastor David graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 1981 with a degree in Mass Communications. He attended Luther Seminary and after graduation was called to serve as the first Associate Pastor of Maple Grove Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
His wife, Renee, is also an ELCA pastor. She currently serves as an Army Chaplain and is attending the Army War College in Carlisle (where they both live). They have served two churches together and have raised three sons. Joseph and Justin are twins. Joseph is currently living in Australia serving the ELCA through YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission). His twin, Justin, is working in Charleston, South Carolina, as a Research Assistant at the Medical School of South Carolina. He is an Army Reserve Officer and hopes to go to Medical School soon. Their third son, Kristopher, is attending Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC seeking an Economics Degree. Upon his graduation he will be commissioned as an Army Officer in the Reserves.
Pastor David's interests include singing and playing guitar, reading, hiking, bicycling, riding a motorcycle, boating and camping. He also enjoys hunting and fishing.
The Rev. Faye C. Snyder
Congregational Visitation Pastor
A native of Hanover, Pastor Faye is pleased to again minister in her home congregation, St. Matthew. This is the church home where her 4 children grew up. These walls have witnessed, both joyful and sad, the major transitions of their lives.
Having graduated from York College of PA with a degree in Behavioral Sciences, and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg with a Masters of Divinity, Pastor Faye is a second-career pastor. She filled many roles in her former life. She was the Executive Director of Hanover Area Council of Churches, the founding Director, as well as a teacher, of Discovery Place Preschool, and a founding board member of Turning Point Interfaith Housing. She is a veteran in the Northern Canadian Ministry, in addition to being a founding board member of On Eagle's Wings, a ministry in the Northwest Territory.
Pastor Faye served in Mt. Joy-St. Paul's Parish in Gettysburg, PA, and Taneytown, MD, and as interim pastor at First Lutheran Church in New Oxford, PA, from 2313-2014. She was active in ELCA Rural ministry, and is trained as a mission developer/church renewer/redeveloper. She has been a Stephen Ministry leader since 1995.
Presently Pastor Faye is on the Global Missions Committee of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, the Finland/Estonia Task Force of the DE/MD Synod, and is a board member of SpiriTrust Homecare and Hospice.
The proud mother of 4 grown children, Shane, Laurel, Cara, and Ryan, Pastor Faye is also delighted to be grandmother to 6, (soon to be 8), beautiful grandchildren!