Timothy W. Sadler, Pastor

The Rev. Timothy W. Sadler, MDiv., RBCC comes to us as a second career pastor with twenty-two years as an ordained pastor and twenty-three years in the retail/wholesale music business.

Pastor Tim has served in the Lower and Upper Susquehanna Synods. He served as Dean of the Gettysburg Conference, a member of Synod Council, and is a Board Certified Chaplain.  He served as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in York Springs, PA and as senior pastor at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlisle, PA.  As Chaplain, he worked for Reading Hospital, Heartland Hospice, and Hospice & Community Care of Lancaster.  He recently retired as manager of Spiritual Care at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  While chaplain, Pastor Tim served as an interim pastor in the Lower and Upper Susquehanna Synods.

Pastor Tim grew up in Gettysburg, PA and attended seminary in his hometown.  He is married to the Rev. Dr. Karen Minnich-Sadler who is also an ordained ELCA pastor.  Pastor Karen is currently a visitation pastor in the Lebanon area. She is prolific writer of sacred devotional material.  Together they raised 8 children, 6 were adopted, 2 have died and currently they have 6 grandchildren.

Pastor Tim has been called in a partnership of ministry with Emmanuel Church.  He is passionate about Evangelism, Outreach, and the need for relevancy in our ministry together. He enjoys nature, target shooting, reading, and riding his BMW scooter.