Pastor Erdley is a graduate of Mansfield University with a degree in Music and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg where he obtained his Master of Divinity. He brings a great deal of energy and excitement to ministry at Trindle Spring. During the call process, Pastor Erdley reported that he repeatedly heard of Trindle Spring’s reputation as a congregation loaded with potential and one which is blessed by the ministry of an excellent Associate Pastor, Reverend Sigrid Hipkiss. He is excited to become a part of the Mechanicsburg community, build new relationships, and expand the congregation’s ministries. One of Pastor Erdley’s many gifts is building relationships and helping people to find God in the places in life that can sometimes be painful and difficult. "For me", Pastor Erdley says, "there is nothing more important than helping people make new and meaningful connection to each other and with God."