Paul Hensel, Finance Director, announces his retirement

Paul Hensel is retiring as Trinity’s Director of Finance effective this August. He has served 19 years here, starting in June 2003.

His church ministry work actually spans 34 years. Prior to Trinity, he was the business administrator for churches in Mechanicsburg, Mountville, and Ephrata.

What people may not know is that Paul is a seminary graduate and former pastor. He earned a Master of Divinity degree in 1980 from Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR, and subsequently served three years as the pastor of a church near Buffalo, NY. It was at that church where he married his fiancée, Janet. They’ve been married 40 years and have two adult children, Stephen and Erin.

Paul enjoys reading, camping, watching movies, and traveling. He expects to spend his retirement years pursuing these activities, and he also plans to seek a part-time job “to keep busy.” In fact, his father—a retired pastor himself—worked until his 90s and lived until age 97.

Paul has especially liked working with the staff and volunteers. “I have good memories of serving in ministry here at Trinity. It’s been fulfilling to spend time with many of you planning and working to ensure that our finances and facilities allow the best possible ministry opportunities.

Watch for ways to celebrate Paul’s retirement and his service to Trinity.

We are hiring!

While Paul will leave behind very large shoes to fill, we must march forward and try! We are seeking to hire a permanent, full-time Director of Finance. This is a 40-hour per week role. (Additional hours may also be required for the role for the first month of employment for job training.)

The Director of Finance provides leadership and oversight for the administration of the congregation’s financial resources. Job responsibilities include administration of all aspects of finance including accounting records, payroll records, year-end financials, statements and reporting, and accounting related functions for a non-profit organization.

Other requirements will include maintaining payroll and benefit records, assisting with budget preparation, generating monthly financial reports, and processing all aspects of finance including contributions, credit cards, bank deposits, petty cash, and AP/AR.

The successful candidate for this role will have experience in most of these areas. A degree or certificate in business or accounting is preferred.

Click here to read the full job description. Submit cover letter and resume to Pastor Jack Horner, Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or You may also submit your cover letter and resume via this form. No phone calls, please.