We're more than the big white church on Route 191.

We're Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown.

The cross is our center. Faith, grace and Scripture alone are our guides. We are church. We are compelled by the gospel and our understanding that in Christ we have been set free to love and serve the neighbor.  - Elizabeth Eaton, Bishop of the ELCA

Meet our Staff


The Rev. Spencer Steele

Pastor Spencer began his ministry at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hecktown, in February of 2022. He completed undergraduate studies at California Lutheran University and received his MDiv. from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Pr. Spencer has a passion for learning and education with interests ranging from history, science and the arts. In his ministry he seeks to connect to the Grace of God through Word and Sacrament, foster active lives of faith and service, and to engage the mind and the soul through meaningful worship and community. Pr. Spencer enjoys the outdoors, travel, adventure and good natured competition.


David Ruhf

Cantor and Parish Administrator

David Ruhf has been Cantor at Trinity since March of 2001 and took on his duties as Parish Administrator in 2002. Trained in sacred music at Westminster Choir College, David has served in churches of several denominations. He is a longtime member of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, for which he serves on the Board of Managers. David holds memberships in the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians and the American Guild of Organists. In his role as Parish Administrator, David assists with the management of the parish, designs our communications, and helps with the maintenance of our Facebook Page and website. He makes his home in Bethlehem with his wife, Amy, also an active member of Trinity and secretary of our Congregational Council, and is an enthusiastic amateur gardener, photographer, and cook.  

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Courtney Matthews
Youth Activities Director

Courtney Matthews has served as the Youth Activities Director since October of 2016. She grew up attending Trinity with her family. Courtney is a certified K-6 teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Muhlenberg College, a masters degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University in addition to completing a Principal Certification Program at Lehigh University. 

Kathy Sigley
Sexton and Coordinator of Events

Kathy Sigley is our church Sexton, responsible for keeping the church facilities clean, attractive, accessible and ready for use. She also serves as Events Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating events in the life of the church, including wedding coordination and funeral luncheons.