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Rev. Lisa Borrell


In case of a pastoral emergency,

please contact Pastor Lisa at 610-838-0731

or email

Though many of you already know me through my many years serving as the Pastor of Christ, Lower Saucon, and, additionally, as your interim before your former pastor was called, I’d like to share a little about myself. Throughout my 30 years of ministry, I have been called Pastor B, Pastor Lisa, or Pastor Borrell. Please take your pick … just don’t call me late for supper! I am a native of Allentown so I know the Lehigh Valley very well even though I am still capable of getting lost. My husband, Christopher Geist, and I went to Jr. High and high school together on the east side and reconnected after participating in several alumni events at Dieruff three years ago. (Funny how those things happen!) We tied the knot on 10/14/18, recently bought a beautiful ranch home, and became “parents” to a v-e-r-y active and ridiculously adorable springer spaniel, Emmy Lou, who enjoys aggravating our three cats. Chris has four grown children and we are happily expecting the arrival of a grandchild next month. We are taking pleasure in the little garden we planted this summer as well as eating the fruits (or shall I say, veggies?) of our labors and look forward to traveling in our own country and abroad when it is safe to do so. We both feel incredibly blessed that we’ve found each other in this later stage of our lives.

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

Telephone:  610-838-0731

Fax:  610-838-8573


Jeanette Peterson

Office Administrator

Jeanette Peterson moved to Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1995. After several years working in Information Technology, Jeanette moved to the Lehigh Valley. She worked at Christ Lutheran Church-Lower Saucon for over

8 years and she continues to work at Friedens Lutheran Church.  Jeanette enjoys spending time and traveling with her husband and two children (ages 16 & 19). Jeanette feels blessed to work at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church and looks forward to meeting everyone. 

Telephone: 610-838-0731

Fax: 610-838-8573


Edward L. Walakovits

Director of Music

Ed is a skilled Organist and Choir Director with more than 30 years of experience.  He is experienced in playing the pipe organ and piano.  Ed has a working knowledge of liturgy and choral styles.  He is an effective leader with an eye for developing and motivating choir members.  Ed graduated from Moravian College with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance with a minor in Music.  

Telephone: 610-838-0731

Fax: 610-838-8573


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