Our Staff - Bios                            

Pastor Diane Cline


Pastor Diane Cline is a Granite Falls native.  She graduated from Granite Falls High. She presently lives in Granite Falls with her husband Dan.  She is the mother of two adult children.  Her son lives in the Statesville area, and her daughter lives in Greenville, SC. She and Dan have been members of Unity Lutheran Church for a number of years.  Pastor Diane felt the call to the ministry and left for a four year term at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC in order to become a Pastor.  We welcome Pastor Diane to Philadelphia and her home community.  Blessings!

Ken Eidenmiller

Music Director


Judy Parker


Judy is the organist, pianist and occasional keyboard player here at Philadelphia Lutheran.  She graduated from ASU and taught elementary school music for 29 years in Lincoln County, Hickory City and Catawba County Schools.She has two grown daughters, one step-daughter, one step-son, three step-grandchildren and one grandson, Malachi, who is the light of her life.  She and her two cats live in Hickory.She enjoys spending time at her mountain condo, reading, walking, swimming and "trying" (as she puts it) to play golf (...she's really quite good).Judy feels God truly blessed her with a wonderful husband who died of cancer in 2015, wonderful friends, and a loving church family.  

David Hartmann



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