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About Us ~ Our Pastors . . .

Pastor Linda Lambert is a native of Maryland; daughter, wife and mother of a farmer. She has been married to Franklin (known as Hank) for 56 years. Linda tells us farming has been an important part of her spiritual formation. She was called into the set apart Ministry from Glade Valley Church of the Brethren. Her calling came through the faith community, leader of prayer groups, teaching and preaching. Bush Creek Church of the Brethren was very instrumental, being the first congregation to invite Linda to preach outside of her home congregation.

Pastor Linda was called into full-time ministry by Thurmont Church of the Brethren in 1988 and served as their pastor for twenty-five years. On the denominational level, she has led in-sight sessions on leadership and has been the worship leader for Annual Conference. On the district level she has served on the leadership team and as moderator in 2018.

Read Pastor Linda’s full letter of introduction here.

Pastor Bill Caputo is married to Kasia and has 2 children and 1 grandchild. They live and maintain their home in Woodsboro.

Pastor Bill tells us he found his way back to the Lord in 1999 at the Frederick Church of the Brethren. From that moment he became immersed in the Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) which was, back then, called the Emergency Response Service Ministry (ERSM). Bill believes that his calling to serve as the Disaster Response Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic District provided speaking opportunities which prepared him for what God would next call him to do.

During the winter of 2014, Bill was called, licensed and installed as pastor for Thurmont Church of the Brethren. Throughout 2018 Pastor Bill served as a member of an Interim Ministerial Team until the congregation called its new pastor in February of 2019. He remains a licensed minister in the Church of the Brethren and continues to serve the Church of the Brethren in a variety of capacities.

Read Pastor Bill’s full letter of introduction here.

Pastor Dawn Weller is a licensed minister in the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren. Dawn is married to James (“Jimmy”) Weller and, between the two of them, they have four children and four grandchildren. Dawn is currently taking classes, working towards being an ordained minister.

Dawn has been helping fill the pulpit at least every other month at Pipe Creek COB and, also, has filled the pulpit at several other churches.

Read Pastor Dawn’s full letter of introduction here.

Following the retirement of Pastors Leo & Melissa Barnes on April 30, 2020, Bush Creek Church called an Interim Team to serve during the search process for a full-time pastor.  The Interim Team includes Pastor Linda Lambert, Pastor Bill Caputo, and Pastor Dawn Weller.

Pastor Linda Lambert
Pastor Dawn Weller
Pastor Bill Caputo
TEAM . . .