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The Rev. Amy J. Schultz serves as the Lead Pastor at Heidelberg overseeing the vision and direction of our ministry. 


In addition to working with the pastoral team to design and lead worship, Pastor Schultz works with the church board to design and implement the other aspects of Heidelberg’s ministry.


Amy is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (BA religious studies, 1974) and Andover Newton Theological School, (MDiv, 1980).  She has done post graduate study at Eastern Mennonite University in depth psychology and has a particular interest in the arts, dream work, myths, stories and fairy tales as tools for spiritual growth and development. 


She is certified in Interim Ministry and in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and has worked extensively in the field of new church development. 


She came to Heidelberg in 2011 after 30 plus years serving churches

The Rev. Robert E. Brown

Minister of Pastoral Care


The Rev. Amy J. Schultz

Lead Pastor

The Rev. Robert E. Brown serves on the Heidelberg pastoral team, preaching monthly and providing pastoral care for the congregation.


Rob is a native of Glen Ridge, NJ.  He attended Princeton University and graduated from The Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio.  He studied at both Chicago  and Andover Newton Theological Schools and received his MDiv from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA.


After serving the Gowen City Charge and St. John’s UCC in Shamokin, Rob was called to Grace UCC in York where he served from 1981-2012.


Rob has been married to Karen, who grew up in Glen Rock, PA, for 39 years.  They have three

in New England, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 


Married to the Rev. Robert D. Sherfy, she is the mother of two adult daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth.

   Leadership Team

Support Staff

Alison Vedder is Heidelberg’s Administrative Secretary. She started working with us in June of 2008.  Alison graduated from Spring Grove High School, worked for Pfaltzgraff, married her husband Chris in 1987 and has three children and three grandchildren.


She loved being a stay at home mom in which she volunteered in many capacities which led to her employment with the West York School District before coming to Heidelberg.  She came to realize that she enjoys being a "church worker" so much that she started as the Ministry Coordinator at St. John Episcopal Church in October 2012.  Alison also enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing a variety of games on her phone and watching television.


Alison Vedder, Administrative Secretary

Susie Moon, Church Sexton

Susie Moon has been serving as our sexton since the beginning of this year. 


Originally from Troy, PA, she now lives in York and is delighted to have found a community that “accepts her as she is.”

Heidelberg     United Church of Christ




47 West Philadelphia Street

York, Pennsylvania 17401

Email:  heidelbergucc@aol.com

47 West Philadelphia Street

York, PA  17401

Phone: 717.854.7125

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adult daughters and five grand-children ranging in age from 4 to 21.