Advent Lutheran Church
1775 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17402

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Our Pastors


    Rev. David L. Ritterpusch

The Rev. David L. Ritterpusch was born and raised in Baltimore. Entering college at 16 and Seminary at 20 he is a graduate of Towson University and the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg. Pastor is experienced by others as having a quick wit, gentle demeanor, colorful stories and a bedrock faith.

Ritterpusch came to Advent in 1996. In addition to his fervor for congregational ministry, he has served the church at its Seminary, camps and Synodical Boards. He has a long and varied history of commitment to community service. Currently he is active in the Civil Air Patrol as a Chaplain and pilot.

Pastor and his wife are parents to 3 adult children and have four grandchildren. Always learning, he became a private pilot at age 55 and the couple enjoys many flying adventures. Pastor David was honored several years ago to be one of 35 global participants in the Oxford Roundtable on Government, Religion and Education held in England.

Featured years ago in the national church magazine, “The Lutheran,” Ritterpusch still abides by his quoted perspective that his primary pastoral function, “is like a telephone operator – to connect people to the real source of life and power – Jesus Christ.”


    Rev. Brenda M. Ritterpusch

Pastor Brenda Ritterpusch felt called to share the Good News of God’s love as a pastor from a very young age. Graduating from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, she has been ordained more than 20 years and has previously served in small town, suburban and urban churches as well as a chaplain in a retirement community.

At Advent, she is called as the Pastor of Education and Spiritual formation. With the disciples gathered here, she is engaged in the Damascus Road Mission which seeks to create loving relationships and life changing faith experiences with those who are currently unchurched. Pastor especially enjoys preaching, teaching, and counseling. She is especially motivated in helping people see our Lord more clearly and discover how they can live out the Christian life ever more faithfully.

“In my spare time,” Pastor writes, "I like to read, cook, and cross-stitch. I also am renewed by the beauty of God’s creation."


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