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Michael Edwards is the Senior Pastor of Preaching & Teaching at Good News Lutheran Brethren Church. He was born in Lindsborg, Kansas, but raised right here in McAlisterville. After working 20 years in various leadership and human resources positions for the book and music retail industry, he was called to pastor Good News in February 2011. He has been married to Christy (Meiser) Edwards for over 25 years and is the father of Gabriel and Margaret. His post-secondary education took place in the Biblical studies programs at Messiah College and Moody Bible Institute of which he is a graduate.


Marc Sperlich is the Associate Pastor of Mission & Discipleship at Good News Lutheran Brethren Church. He was born in St. Georgen, Austria, but grew up in Mifflintown. Good News became his home church before it was built in 2000. He initially went to Eastern University in 2004 to study Mathematics, but quickly changed his major to Biblical Studies and Youth Ministry. After marrying his wife, he transferred to Messiah College to finish his degree in Biblical studies in 2008. Shortly after, he and his wife began leading the youth ministry at River Church in Mifflintown and served there for almost 9 years. During this time, Marc also went back to school to get his teaching certificate in Mathematics at Penn State Harrisburg. He served as a short and long term substitute teacher from 2011-2018, until he was called to be the associate pastor at Good News on November 18, 2018. He has been married to Elizabeth (Brotzman) Sperlich for almost 12 years and is the father of two boys, Elijah and Micah.