Staff

Pastor Cline

Biography Pastor Cline

Reverend Cline has served as pastor of Saint John Lutheran Church in Bellmore since July 1, 1997. She was awarded the Master of Divinity degree from The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and after a year as residency pastor as Saint John was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on June 12, 1998.

In addition to serving as pastor of Saint John, Pastor Cline as served the church and community in many other capacities. She has served on the Metropolitan New York Synod Church Day committee, the communication committee and on the Diaconate Council. Her ecumenical and interfaith work includes three years as the Metropolitan NY Synod representative to the Long Island Council of Churches,

membership in the Bellmore/Merrick Interfaith Clergy Group and as a synod representative to the Lutheran Ecumenical Representatives Network. She served as dean of the Eastern Nassau Conference for six years. She has been a member of the Long Island Lutheran Anglican Roman Catholic (LARC) Dialogue of Long Island since 1999. Pastor Cline teaches Early Church History for Diakonia, an adult study program of the ELCA which enhances the knowledge of lay people and prepares candidates for the diaconate.

Pastor Cline and her husband, Edward, have been married since October 7, 1972. They have three adult children and their spouses and six grandchildren.

M. Quinn Anderson (Organist & Music Director)

M. Quinn Anderson has served as the organist and choir director at Saint John Lutheran Church in Bellmore since 2002.  She was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in music from Adelphi University in 2003, with a major in piano and flute.  Quinn studied composition with Paul Moravec, who won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for music, piano with Marilyn Lehman and flute with Linda Wetherill.  In 2006, she graduated from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College with a Master of Science Degree in Music Education.  During that time, Quinn studied organ with Maxine Thevenot.  Quinn has also obtained her Law Degree.

Currently, Quinn directs the senior choir, children’s choir, children’s bell choir and the youth choir in addition to playing the organ on Sunday mornings and for special services including funerals and weddings.

Office / Administrative Staff

Jeana Dwyer

Deacons

Deacon Charlene Drewes and Deacon Mary Barberio
Deacon Charlene Drewes
Deacon Charlene transferred to Saint John’s in 2010.  She quickly found her way to support our church in various services, such as Assistant Minister, Altar Guild, Worship Committee and Stewardship Committee.  Although formally trained at the Diaconate, Charlene was not a rostered Deacon within the Metro New York Synod.  With the support of Pastor Cline and the congregation of Saint John, Charlene was set apart as a Synodical Deacon on May 3, 2014.  The congregation immediately offered a call to Charlene and she is serving our congregation at present.  She oversees Congregational Life, Worship Committee, supports adult and youth Christian Education as well as continuing her previous rolls.  Charlene has also been trained in Bereavement Counseling and is available to not only our congregation but to family and friends in need of support.

Deacon Mary Barberio

Deacon Mary joined Saint John’s in 2016.  She has been a rostered Deacon since 1999, and attended Diakonia from 1995 – 1997.  Prior to joining Saint John, Deacon Mary was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Franklin Square for 34 years. Deacon Mary was a Vacation Bible School Coordinator as well as a Sunday School Worship Leader.  She also visits Nursing Homes as a Worship Leader.