"The best thing about being a part of LOTM," Darlene says, is "all the fine folks I get to work with and serve with." Darlene Muschett
Darlene became our Discipleship Coordinator in November 2013. She actively recruits worship assistants, Sunday School teachers, Day Services volunteers and Camp Compassion volunteers. When we host special services and events, she ensures that there are enough workers to make things run smoothly.
Darlene also presents the program “Safeguarding God’s Children - Preventing Child Sexual Abuse” to volunteers who work with children.
Prior to serving as Discipleship Coordinator, Darlene served as our Director of Children's Ministries for five years. She retired as pastor of Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rochester, NY where she serve as pastor for 21 years. Before her ordination in 1981, Darlene obtained a Master's Degree in Spanish Education and had taught Spanish at the University of Maryland.
After going through burnout, Darlene wrote a doctor of ministry dissertation, "One Pastor's Journey into Burnout...and Beyond." God led her into contemplative prayer after this, and she now offers workshops and retreats on Going Deeper with God.