Leadership

Leadership
Josh Meyer
Associate Pastor


Josh is one of our Associate Pastors.  His main areas of responsibility relate to preaching and teaching, and he also gives pastoral oversight to Christian Education. 
 
Josh graduated from Eastern University (St Davids, PA) with a BA in Communications and completed a Masters of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary (Hatfield, PA).  He is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at Biblical Theological Seminary.  Prior to joining Franconia, Josh served for five years as an Assistant Pastor at Quakertown United Methodist Church.  Josh loves playing soccer, reading, and cheering for the four major Philadelphia sports teams.     
 
Josh’s wife, Kim, is a licensed social worker.  She earned a BS in Religion at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) and a Masters of Social Work at Temple University (Philadelphia, PA).  Kim currently serves as the Skilled Nursing Social Worker at the Lutheran Community at Telford, a continuing care retirement community.  Kim is an avid reader and a marathon runner.    
 
Josh and Kim have a daughter named Selah, and as a family they enjoy taking walks around Souderton, exploring new places, and traveling. 
  
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” –Romans 15:13

Larry Diener
Pastor of Music and Worship

 
Larry gives leadership to music and worship at FMC.  In addition to working with the teams that lead worship on Sunday mornings, he directs the choir, coordinates the preludes, offertories, and special music, and supports those who sing with the children and youth.  Larry also provides pastoral care, and is involved on the leadership team of Celebrate Recovery that meets every Monday evening.

Larry graduated from Goshen College and Eastern Michigan University with degrees in Music Education, and spent 31 years as a music teacher in government, public, and Mennonite schools.  He has also served as minister of music in Brethren, Methodist, and American Baptist churches as well as several other Mennonite churches.

His wife, Doris, is also an educator, and has a deep passion for women’s ministries.  Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Doris served as Minister of Mennonite Women in Southeast Conference. Doris and Larry have three married children.  David and Brooke live near Austin Texas; they have four children.  Debbi and Aram DiGennaro work under Eastern Mennonite Missions in Kenya; they have two children.  Elli and John McGinness live near Washington, D.C.; they have one child.

Larry and Doris enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, serving in the church, and reading.  Doris enjoys crafts, especially quilt piecing, and has a creative flare.  Larry enjoys landscaping and gardening.

 
Alan Miller - Bridge Pastor

Alan joined our staff on March 1 as the ‘bridge pastor’ between Gary Martin, our intentional interim and our new permanent pastor. He is assisting in the preaching, the pastoral care and helping with administrative concerns.
Alan is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite College (BA in Sociology) and Goshen Biblical Seminary (MDiv).  He also served for three years in Botswana with the Mennonite Central Committee.
He has enjoyed a long career in ministry, having served as a pastor with the Church of the Brethren for 34 years. His pastoral assignments have included the Hatfield COB, the Shippensburg COB, and the Conestoga COB (Leola PA). Since his retirement (or semi-retirement) he has served as the Intentional Interim Pastor at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Souderton Mennonite Church and is now at Franconia Mennonite Church.
He lives with his wife, Kathy in Akron, PA.  Kathy is also an ordained minister and they served together on staff at both the Hatfield COB and the Conestoga COB. They have one son, Matthew, who is married to Amanda. Matt and Amanda currently live in Denver, CO.
In his spare time Alan enjoys reading, going to the Fitness Center, doing projects around the house (he just finished laying a hickory hardwood floor in the living room), and along with Kathy, travel and visiting Longwood Gardens.
Galatians 6:9-10 have been his guiding verses for many years -
So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith.”