Our Consistory

Ted Hess, President

My wife and I have been a member of St. John's for several years.  We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  I am currently retired but taught Physics and Chemistry at Whitehall high School for 43 years.  In our spare time, when not enjoying our grandchildren, we like to travel as much as time allows

Sharon Czekner, Vice-President

In August 2015 when Dubbs Memorial UCC closed, my husband Bob and I became members of St. John's UCC, Fullerotn.  We have been married for 43 years this July and have two sons and one granddaughter.  I had a sucessful teaching career in the Allentown School District for 33 years.  I retired in 2007.  Currently, I teach creative writing to the Kindergarten to third graders at Notre Dame of Bethlehem on a part time basis.  I feel blessed to serve on the Consistory of St. John's with such an awesome congregation and Pastors.

Ginnie Brokenshire

Ginny has been an active member of St. John's for more than 40 years.  She was an LPN with the Scheduling Department of Sacred Heart Visiting Nurses and Hospice.  She retired in 2017.  Ginny is the mother of three wonderful sons.  She enjoys being a grandmother and great-grandmother.  Ginny feels privileged to be a member of Consistory and an ongoing member of the Healthcare MInistry.  She enjoys movies and reading and spending time with friends and family.

Kenda Catalini

I've been married to Joe for 14 years. We live in Emmaus, and have been members of St John's for four years now.  

I enjoy, Crafting, scrapbooking, and Baking.  I've been working for St. Luke's for 10 years as a Financial Rep Coordinator.

Robert Dougherty

I'm married to Nancy Dougherty and I have a dog named Frankie.  I am retired from the United States Post Office.  I like to watch football and walk.

Wendy Fox

My family and I have been members of St. John's since November 2008.  Keith and I have been married since May 1999 and have two wonderful kids, Kendra and Elijah.  I am a Project Manager at DataWorks International since March 2000.  I enjoy watching my kids do what they love, softball and soccer.

Mike Gravely

I'm a native Southerner, born in Virginia.  I've been married for 42 wonderful years and have two fantastic boys.  I thank God every day for St. John's where I'm allowed to experience Jesus in an honest way through the ministry of Pastors Becky and George and the friendliness and support of our congregation.

Kim Hillegass

I am a Customer Service representative at Air Products.  I love dogs, reading and working in my flower and vegetable garden.  I also love helping to teach Sunday School, Altar Guild and Evangelism and volunteering whenever I am able.

Colleen Kulhamer

I was born and raised in Colorado, attended college in Oklahoma and have lived in Pennsylvania most of my adult life.  I taught ages 0-14 for 25 years and then ended my working career at Community Services for Children.  I am currently retired.  I am married and have a wonderful son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter who are also members here.  I raised my son in St. John's UCC and then returned again a few years ago and have been quite active in a number of programs and committees.  I am currently the leader of the Lady PEEPS Women's Group, office helper and occasional photographer at events.  I am honored and excited to serve God and my church on Consistory.  I love St. John's and its people.

Melissa Mendiolina, Youth Deacon

I'm a freshman at Whitehall-Coplay High School.  I love to play softball, travel and try new things with as much of an open mind as I can.​

Pete Mohr

My name is Pete Mohr. I'm married to Regina (Regi) and have 2 sons, Daniel who lives in Seattle, WA and Ryan  who is attending Kutztown University. I've  lived in Whitehall most of my life. I enjoy bicycling, motorcycling, camping and woodworking.

Paul Raszler

Having been born in Austria, I was almost 5 years old when I came to America in 1950 with my parents.  I served with the U.S. Army and in Vietnam.  After 31 years as Territory and District Manager, I retired from Ecolab, Inc. and now work part-time for two catering companies.  My wife, Carol and I will be married for 48 years and have two sons, Michael and Josef.  Upon transferring from Dubbs Memorial UCC, I joined the Friendship Bible Class, Adult Choir, Consistory and Personnel Committee at St. John's.  My hobbies include model railroading, collecting Pez Candy dispensers, and spending time at our cabin near Schuylkill Haven.

Dewey Yeatts

I was born and raised in the wilds of Southern Virginia, then attended college in North Carolina.  There I met DonnaLee, and she dragged me to the Lehigh Valley to live.  She also insisted I attend the church she had attended since she was little.  Fortunately, the UCC was the denomination for me, and St. John’s was a welcoming congregation.  I work for an insurance company (but don’t hold that against me)  Since DonnaLee and I do not have kids, obviously they go to Disney World.  A lot.​