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WALDHEIM BOARD MEMBERS

Kathy Canfield, Board President

Board Member Term ends 2019 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Church Affiliation: St. Matthew's EC Church

Birthday: March 15

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: I became a member of Seibert EC Church as a teenager and transferred my membership to Christ EC Church in 2013. As I live in New Jersey during the school year, while visiting family in the Allentown area, I attend Sunday services at Christ EC as often as I can. The day after my daughter gets out of school for the summer, we move in to our cottage for the season.  I grew up at Waldheim but purchased my first very own cottage in 2006. I became involved in the Civic Association and served as President to the Civic from 2008-2012. I felt called to serve on the Board of Directors and was elected in 2010. A few years later, I was in charge of the Reservations for the park and in 2012 I became vice-president of the Board. I became president of the Board in the Spring of 2014. 

 

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: As President of the Board, I oversee all of the Committees, though there is a Committee Head for each different Committee.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?: The biggest blessing is to be a part of my granddaughters' lives on a daily basis. When they go home, you may find me at my sewing machine or embroidery machine creating.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory: As a kid,we would come swimming at the pool and as we got older, our youth group had many summer activities here and then, on occasion, we would sleep at my cousin's cottage. When my sister purchased a cottage here, I spent lots of time hanging out with her during the summer.Now that I own a cottage, I love to set up my sewing machine on the front porch and make little projects while listening to the chirping of nature. In the evenings, I enjoy sitting out back, reading and watching the deer and reflecting on how creative God was to make all these creatures the way He did.

 

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?: When I chose the name of my cottage, I had in mind the phrase "Whispers of Love" in my favorite hymn, Blessed Assurance. 

 

What is the best way to contact you?: You can call or text me at 973-219-0288 or you can email me at canfield.kathy@gmail.com.

Jerry Wagner, Vice President

Board Member Term ends 2019 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Church Affiliation: Christ E.C. Church

 

Birthday: September 2

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: When we moved to Allentown, our first place was a small cottage at Waldheim.

 

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: I am Vice President of the Board.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?: Ancestry and the flea market.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory: My two children grew up in Waldheim Park.

 

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?: I love bowling and I collect baseball cards.

 

What is the best way to contact you?: You can reach me at marandjer1@verizon.net or 610-442-6070.

 

Linda Samuelson, Treasurer

Church Affiliation: Christ EC Church

Birthday: October 16

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: 

Through church. Nancy (Carls) Strohecker was a very close friend and I learned about Waldheim through her and church. I helped Mary when she took over for a few months. This is my way of using my talent as an accountant for Waldheim's purpose.

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: I am Treasurer of the Board.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?: I love to read, and work on jigsaw puzzles.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory: I am looking forward to many memories to come.

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?:

I am a proud mom of two young men, ages 28 and 25. I do enjoy singing as well.

What is the best way to contact you?: Email: waldheimtreasurer@aol.com

Craig "Snig" Siegfried, Board Secretary

Board Member Term ends 2018 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Church affiliation: St. Matthews EC Church

Birthday: January 14

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?

I was born in the EC denomination at Zion Allentown. I have been going to Waldheim about as long as I have been in the cottage, since 1973.

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of? 

Secretary of the Board and in charge of electrical at the park.

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?

Something outdoors.

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory:

I used to swim in the pool until I was blue and then go up to the store and point to the penny candy until I finally spent a dime.

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are good at?

I can play guitar OK.

Bob MacLean, Stock Secretary

Church Affiliation: Christ EC Church

Birthday: December 17

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: 

I have ​been attending Waldheim since I was born. My parents, my sister, and I attended services regularly and I went to "School of Methods" at the park for several years. I have been an EC member all of my life.

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: 

Stock committee

 

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?: 

I enjoy model trains.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory:

We had a gang of us who were staying in the Tremont cottage around 1957 or 1958, now owned by the Brownbacks. It was a great time. Our leader was Larry Seiger.

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?:

I was the fastest runner in high school and my senior year I went to a state competition. I served in Vietnam with the 1st Marine Division.

What is the best way to contact you?: Phone: 610-439-3170

Karen Berard

Board Member Term ends 2019 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Church Affiliation:  Christ EC Church

Birthday:  February 25th

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?:  I grew up in the park.  Since I was a kid, my dad did the electrical work and my mom would bring us to the pool to swim.  On Sunday nights, we went to services.  My uncle also had a cottage and we would visit my counsins all of the time.  When I was a kid, Seibert EC Church was a part of Waldheim and we had many youth group events there that I attended.  As an adult, I brought my children too Waldheim Pool to swim.  Being that at one time I had my lifeguard certification, once they were older, I would bring my children there while I was lifeguarding  It was something that I enjoyed doing.  I lifeguarded for 7 years at Waldheim.  I then got a cottage and it was a blessing.  My now adult children both have cottages there.  Waldheim is just in my blood!

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?:  I am the head of the Waldheim Pool Committee so I manage the lifeguards, pool schedule, events at the pool, etc.

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?:  On any given free day, you will find me either on FaceTime or Skype with my grandkids or my daughter or you will find me at the pool.  There is a good chance if it is summer, you will find me doing both of those things at the same time!

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory:  Going to the Sunday night services and summer youth group on Wednesdays.

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share?  Or something you think you are really good at?:  I'll have to get back to you on that one too!

 

What is the best way to contact you?:  You can call or text me at 484-347-4670 or you can find me on facebook.

Gayle Carls

Board Member Term ends 2019 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Check back later for Gayle's Bio!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Knier

Church Affiliation: Trinity EC Church of Boyertown

Birthday: November 19

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: 

I wanted to get involved in ministry and Waldheim. We came here when our kids were young. My wife and I attend the Sunday night services. I am an EC pastor, currently associate pastor of congregational care at Boyertown Trinity EC Church. I grew up in the EC church.

 

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: I am in charge of the Ministries Committee.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?: I love spending time with my wife and family.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory: After Sunday night services, having ice cream or dessert and coffee with my wife, Susan, and Tim and Rupert.

 

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?: I love to make meals and serve others. I am trying to be practical at Bible application in every day life.

 

What is the best way to contact you?: You can reach me at marandjer1@verizon.net or 610-442-6070.

Herbie Leibach

Board Member Term ends 2020 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Church Affiliation: Horizon

Birthday: October 28

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?

My parents became residents in 1972 and have grown to love the park and the people.

What Waldheim committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?

Grounds and maintenance, pool.

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?

Travel, go fishing, and I enjoy nature.

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory?

Spending time at the pool with my children. Enjoying summer programs and picnics.

What is the best way to contact you? 

Call 610-462-7242.

Harrison Leuckel

Grounds and Maintenance Chairman

Church Affiliation: Horizon Church

 

Birthday: December 11

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?

Nancy and I were introduced to Waldheim by Karen Berard, a friend and associate. We found the people to be friendly and the surroundings peaceful. We then purchased a “fixer upper” cottage #52, and we now call it Acorn Corner. We are members of an EC church.

 

What Waldheim committee are you currently on and are you chair of any?

Property committee

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day? What hobby do you enjoy?

In my spare time (when I have some), I usually read books or go fishing, both fresh water and salt water. I also collect old fishing lures, reels and bamboo poles.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory:

I love the coolness of the woods, the friendship, Sunday services in the open air Tabernacle and the summer breakfasts and dinners at the Kum Esse.

 

What is one unique thing about you that you would like to share?

My wife, Nancy, and I make a good team who will tackle almost any project and we have fun doing it!

 

What is the best way to contact you? 

You can call me at 610-730-3225.

Debbie Miller

Board Member Term ends 2020 (eligible for re-election at term end)

Church affiliation: Hope Community EC Church

Birthday: March 16

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination? 

Love the park, the woods, the Christian community. We were in the EC church 35 years ago, moved around to other churches, came back to the EC church about six years ago. We were involved in a Phil Driscoll concert at Waldheim 35 years ago.

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy? 

Go for a motorcycle ride with my husband.

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory?

My summers at Waldheim are in recent years. I love the Fourth of July parade and celebrations.

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?

I'm good at organization of events.

What is the best way to contact you? 

Email debbiesbling@hotmail.com or call 610-864-1088.

Don Smith

Check back later for Don's bio!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dick Souilliard

Grounds and Maintenance Committee

Church Affiliation: St. Matthew's E.C. Church

 

Birthday: September 17

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: I attended Trinity E.C. in the past. i was an offical board member there and the S.S. Supt. Here at Waldheim, I have been involved for many years. I was the Waldheim Board President for 12 combined years and I have been a Waldheim Board Member for 20 years!

 

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: I am the chairman of the Grounds & Maintanence Committee.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory: I vividly remember rebuilding the tabernacle!

 

What is the best way to contact you?: You can call me at 484-550-8378

Mary Wagner

Church Affiliation: Christ E.C. Church

 

Birthday: September 11

 

What brings you to serve at Waldheim? What is your history with Waldheim and/or the EC denomination?: Being part of the community. I came to the School of Methods as a young girl, then when my parents rented as well. We bought our first cottage in 1976. My father was an EC pastor and I am a lay delegate.

 

What Waldheim Committee are you currently on/are you in charge of?: I am in charge of the Screening Committee and I am also on the Cottage Maintenance Committee

 

What is your favorite thing to do on a free day/what hobby do you enjoy?: I love to work outside gardening and on the grounds and cross-stitching is a long-time favorite activity of mine! I also love travel and swimming.

 

Tell one summer and/or Waldheim memory: While in our first cottage (and much younger!) along with a friend, we climbed on a roof and serenaded the owners!

 

What is one unique thing about you that you'd like to share? Or something you think you are really good at?: I was a snare drummer in high school!

 

What is the best way to contact you?: You can reach me at marandjer1@verizon.net or 610-442-6070.

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