Pastor Mark Metze
Music Director Emma Baker
Pastor Metze began his ordained ministry with Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran upon completing a year of internship with Annapolis Lutheran. Pastor Metze studied history at the University of South Carolina before graduating from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA with a Masters of Divinity. Before beginning seminary, Mark worked as a youth minister and camp counselor at a Christian summer camp known as Lutheridge. During seminary, Mark was trained in chaplain ministry by completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. In his spare time, Mark likes to play guitar, read theology/ history, and ride his bike. He and his wife Rebecca have one son, Henry (age 3) and another son on the way.
Youth Group Director...JaNeise Sturdivant
A Washington, DC native JaNeise Sturdivant attends Faith United Ministries in District Heights, Maryland, where her parents, J.E. & P.D. Sturdivant, are the pastors. For more than 20 years, Faith United Ministries has served northeast DC as well as District Heights, MD through community revitalization, family building activities, outreach, and consistent spiritual direction.
Not only is JaNeise a minister and a motivational speaker, but she is also a mentor, activist, and coach who has dedicated herself to empowering youth both spiritually and emotionally. JaNeise is extremely passionate about developing our youth and presenting them with the best opportunities possible. With that in mind, she has created tools to prepare them for their future, ensure they develop a healthy and positive mindset, and equip them to succeed. She is called to help at-risk youth and young adults achieve wholeness through teaching sessions and creating an outlet for positive emotional expression.
Pastor Emeritus Miller
Pastor Gerald A. Miller was the first pastor of the Annapolis Evangelical Lutheran Church. Ordained in 1974, when he retired in 2015, he had served for over 40 years in Lutheran ministry. In 2017, the congregation honored him as "Pastor Emeritus.
Our Current Council
Emma Baker is a Vermonter now residing in
Hyattsville having received a degree from the
University of Maryland where she studied viola
performance with Katherine Murdock and choral
conducting with Edward Maclary. While in school, she was one of the few instrumentalists to engage in choral conducting seminars and lessons as well as performances with the UMD Chamber Singers, a group that routinely sings for the Baltimore and National Symphonies.
Now a dedicated teacher herself, Emma works with the Preparatory Strings ensembles of both the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Chorus in Leonardtown, as well as the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra here in Annapolis.
While Emma began her musical education as a string player, it was her involvement with community Messiah performances and church choirs that shaped the direction of her life and her choice to become a musician.
For that reason, along with many others, she is deeply committed to finding ways to give those musical experiences to others.
Office Adminstrator....Beth Trehey
Where were you born and raised?
Born in Providence RI, and grew up in
North Haven, CT. I grew up a Boston Redsox
fan but then moved to D.C. a few years ago and
became a Nationals fan and a Washington Caps fan.
Tell us about your first job or favorite job?
I worked for 25 Years at ARINC.
The Magnolia Story
First impression of Annapolis Lutheran?
Love the church and everyone I have met.
Best advice you ever received?
Don’t put off anything for tomorrow. Live for today!
Favorite thing to do to relax? Nats fan, Caps fan and
like to swim and bike for fun.
Your favorite vacation? Key West
Kathy Ogle — President
Suzanne Smith — Vice President
Doug Schrader — Secretary
Jan Funkhouser — Treasurer
Melanie Schryver — Financial Secretary