Pastor Alina S. Gayeuski

Pastor at Reformation Lutheran Church

Meet Pastor Alina:

Pastor Alina was raised worshipping at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville, PA. From an early age, her parents let her sit in the front pew of the sanctuary so that she could watch the organist play. When Pastor Alina was eight, her mother accepted a position on Trinity’s staff as the Coordinator of Senior Services. Days off from school and summer break meant days spent in the church office with her mom.

Pastor Alina attended Susquehanna University where she studied Religion and Women’s Studies, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Active in the Religious Life on campus, Pastor Alina served as a member of the Chaplain’s Staff for three years as the Deacon of Service. In that role, she was responsible for coordinating service events for the campus and local community such as the annual CROP Walk, Peace Festival, and Lutheran Youth Day.

During those years, Pastor Alina spent summers on the hillsides of Camp Nawakwa, working as both a counselor and a program specialist. She was also a part of the Project Connect Immersion program and served for a summer at Trinity Lutheran Church in Reading, PA.

After college, Pastor Alina began her studies at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and graduated with her Master of Divinity degree in May of 2013. Her time in seminary included serving as a chaplain at Bethany Village, a retirement village in central Pennsylvania, and a yearlong internship at Ridgway Area Lutheran Ministry, a three-point parish in northwestern Pennsylvania.

During her seminary career, Pastor Alina was also blessed to serve as the field education student at Reformation. She found herself called back to serve Reformation again during her senior year of seminary and delighted to extend her time through the summer and fall serving as the Pastoral Assistant. She was overjoyed to accept a call to continue serving Reformation as a Pastor.

Pastor Alina loves the outdoors, time spent with family and friends, traveling to new places, and reading great books with her cat, Pearl, on her lap.

To reach a pastor for urgent pastoral care assistance call 610-314-7747.

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Pastor Alina’s Blog

Jan 2019 Pastor’s Blog - Called by Christ, we INVITE all people, SERVE our neighbors, and BUILD a living faith.   On Reformation Sunday, during worship, we had the opportunity to add our signatures to the new Reformation Welcome Statement – a statement that lifts …

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Oct. 2018 Pastor’s Blog - But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. …

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May 2018: Pastor’s Blog - “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” – Ephesians 2:8 Every three years, the youth and youth leaders from ELCA congregations come together for a …

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Feb 2018 Pastor’s Blog - “To those who have hunger, give bread; to those who have bread, give a hunger for justice. Amen.”  – Latin American Table Blessing Over 28 years ago, the SOUPer Bowl of Caring began with this prayer: “Lord, even as we …

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Nov 2017 Pastor’s Blog - “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalm 107:1 My family has a Thanksgiving tradition – and perhaps your family has a similar one. Before our Thanksgiving dinner, we go around the table …

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