Pastor Amy Smith came to St. Luke’s in February 2023 as a first call pastor following her graduation from United Lutheran Seminary. Called to ministry as a second career, Pastor Amy originally served a thirty-plus year career in the fields of education and mental health. Working as a school psychologist, her focus was promoting best practices to improve outcomes for school students, staff, and families. Pastor Amy is married to Julie Kinzel, a Physician Assistant and faculty member at Drexel University. They have lived in Skippack for over twenty years and enjoy spending time with friends, family, and their two dogs and cat. Pastor Amy also enjoys woodworking, bicycling, and genealogy as hobbies.
Dr. Candice M. Love was born in Philadelphia, PA. She now resides in Perkiomenville, PA, along with her husband Kevin and their two children, Gabriel, and Kayla. She has been a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church since 2015. As a volunteer youth leader, she grew to love working with St. Luke’s youth and families on spiritual growth, community outreach, and humanitarian efforts. In June 2018, she embarked on the exciting role of Director of Christian Education & Youth Ministry. Candice seeks to support the congregation and community in all aspects of their lives, through faith-based learning and outreach.
Dr. Love received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Business specialization from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2008 she earned a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, specializing in Mediation from Arcadia University in 2008. In 2021, she earned a Master of Philosophy in Management, and in 2022 completed her PhD in Management, specializing in organizational leadership. Her terminal degrees were earned at Walden University.
For 10 years Candice worked in immigration and graduate medical education; primarily helping internationally trained physicians in their pursuit of continued education, medical licensure, and acculturation. Her passions are philanthropy and intercultural development. Candice enjoys learning, being a resource, helping others accomplish their goals, and supporting people in need.
Audrey Reinhart has served several churches in the area over the years, Falkner Swamp U.C.C. for 14 years, St. Luke Lutheran in Gilbertsville for 14 months, St. Luke’s U.C.C. for 8 years, and most recently as Choir Director and Organist at Pennsburg U.C.C. for 22 years. She started piano lessons with Fern Weller at age 8, and started organ studies with Myrna Frye in 1975. Audrey studied organ at Westminster Choir College with James Litton, and also Dr. William Nash III in Pottstown for 10 years.
Audrey and her husband, Gerald, live near Bechtelsville. They have four grown children, and five grandchildren. In her spare time, Audrey enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, baking, and spending time with family.
St. Luke’s is blessed to have Audrey also serve as our Church Secretary.