John H. Brock was born and raised
in the suburbs of Chicago. He spent many formative summers with
relatives in North Carolina, but surprised most of his family &
friends by attending Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South
Dakota. He remained there for the most part of the next several
years, but also lived briefly in such diverse of places as
Wyoming, Nevada, and Northern California.
John began his ministry as the
Congregational Youth Associate at St. John Lutheran, Madison,
SD. After three years there, he moved east to become the
Director of Youth Ministry at St. John's Lutheran, Stamford, CT.
While in Stamford, he served concurrently as the New England
Synod Youth Resource Person. Also in New England, he was
certified in 1990 as an Associate in Ministry of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America.
He graduated from the Lutheran
Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, was ordained that same year
(1997), and served his first call as pastor at a two point
parish in Elysburg, PA. In the fall of 2002, John was called to
serve as Associate Pastor of Trinity.
His wife Marianne, an ELCA Deaconess,
with FaithX (the band for the Contemporary Sunday morning
worship), and is the Director of Camp Nawakwa, part of the
Lutheran Camping Corporation of Central Pennsylvania.
They have two sons, two large
and friendly dogs, one cat, and live in a nearly two hundred
year old home in Shepherdstown, part of Upper Allen Township.