Our Staff


Pastor Tim W. Young:  

   Pastor Young grew up in the Lehigh Valley,where he attended Catholic school.  He graduated from Emmaus High School and served in the U.S. Navy.  He received a B.A. in English Literature from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, and an M. Div. from The Reformed Episcopal Seminary (Philadelphia Theological Seminary) in Philadelphia, PA.  He pastored churches in the Primitive Methodist denomination in the Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre areas before becoming a Home Missionary for the Orthodox Presbyterian denomination in Scranton for five years.  In 1990, TIm and his family moved back to Allentown to start Living Hope.  He is married to Linda and they reside in Emmaus.  They have two grown children, Jenai and Seth.  Pastor Young serves on the Session (Board of Elders) of Living Hope as a Teaching Elder.

Director of Music - Beth Barshinger:Beth


Beth graduated from Philadelphia College of the Bible with a degree in Music and Worship and specialized in French Horn.  She oversees all the music ministries of the church.  

Church Administrator - Linda Young:  

Linda serves as the Church Administrator and Administrative Assistant to the Pastor.  She a former Nurse Administrator in a doctors office.  Linda is married to Pastor Young.  All items for the church bulletin should be sent to Linda at .

Custodial Care - Jean Morris: Jean serves our church by cleaning and organizing our church weekly.  Jean also purchases all our needed supplies on a timely basis and maintains our cleaning equipment.