Our Leadership

The Elders

Our elders serve with our pastor on the church session, Living Hope's governing body.  The elders are committed, both collectively and individually, to shepherding the flock by attending to the spiritual needs of God's people. Our pastor, Tony Phelps, is a Teaching Elder.  His biography may be found under Our Staff.  Our ruling elders are:

Bob Scott:

   Bob is retired after serving for over thirty years in the facilities management business.  He is married to Marcy and they live in Upper Macungie Township.

Dr. Kenneth “Skip” Truscott: 

Truscott Skip is a Family Practice Physician in Hamburg, PA with the Lehigh Valley Health System.  He and his wife Mary Ann, live in Lower Macungie.
Dean Batten:
 Dean is an Electrical Engineer and a partner in a Lehigh Valley engineering firm.  He and his wife Andie live in Salisbury Township.
The Deacons

Our deacons focus on mercy ministry and helping God's people to care for one another.

Tom Buonanno: Tom is a Physical Therapist.  He and his wife Marie live in Lower Macungie Township.

Tom Gillette: Tom is a business professional.  He and his wife Joanne live in Orefield.

Dr. Shawn Goonewardene:  Shawn is a pathologist at Lehigh Valley Hospital.  He and his wife Joanne live in South Whitehall.


The Trustees: assist the Elders in the management of the church's resources.

Conrad Diem-President, Tim Barr, Dean Batten, Mike Bennett, Tom Buonanno, Kristen Cornell, Tom Gillette, Shawn Goonewardene, Ed Harbison, Raymond Hayes, Bob Scott, Skip Truscott, and Pastor Tony Phelps.