PASTOR JOHN G. HALLOCK
Our Pastor, Rev. John G. Hallock, serves as pastor/worker-priest of Resurrection Lutheran Church. Pastor Hallock is the son of a Vietnamese immigrant and was raised in a home with family members that were refugees from Vietnam. Family complications when he was 12 years old forced him into foster care, culminating in a group home in Baltimore, MD. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force, Security Forces, where God saved him in his second year of service.
He was installed at Resurrection on September 12, 2021. Besides his ministry to the church, he works full-time as a Chaplaincy Services Coordinator employed with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Central Office, Chaplaincy Services Branch. He currently serves as a Chaplain (ACS) for the U.S Coast Guard, Sector Ohio Valley. Pastor Hallock is also passionate about coaching high school football where he mentors student-athletes.
He is married to Carri; they have 4 children and 1 daughter-in-law.
Together with our pastor, our mission is to reach the lost and preach Christ to all those who are broken.
He is a Baltimore Raven fan!
DEACONESS MARGY WHITSETT
Since 2017, Margy has brought her gifts to Resurrection as she has worked cross-culturally with Children’s Sunday School and assisted in Women’s ministry and music.
Margy is a consecrated deaconess in the Lutheran Deaconess Association since 1977 and has been commissioned in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod since 2013. She is endorsed and works as a PRN Chaplain for Norton Healthcare in Louisville.
Margy earned her Masters in Theological Studies at St Meinrad Seminary, Indiana, her BA at Valparaiso University, Indiana, and her AA at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Margy is from Rogers City, Michigan where she attended St John Lutheran School and Rogers City High School.
Margy has a background in church music and has directed choirs, handbells, and praise ensembles. She also is an organist/pianist/flautist/guitarist.
Margy is married to the Rev Dr. Mark Whitsett and they have raised six children and now enjoy watching nine grandchildren grow! Together they have served in Lutheran parishes in the New York Metro and in Indiana. Margy enjoys reading, gardening, crossword puzzles, and learning Spanish.
JOHN ATER-SUDANESE MINISTRY COORDINATOR