The Rev. William A. Middleton, Co-Pastor
Pastor Bill has been pastoring at Boehm’s Church since September, 2012. Pastor Bill received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a MSed (in psychological services/counseling psychology) from Penn's Graduate School of Education. His M.Div. degree is from Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds certification as a marital and family therapist through the post-graduate program at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia. He has also done graduate studies at Temple University and the Danielsen Institute (at Boston University) focused on the integration of psychology and theology. In addition to his pastoral ministry, Pastor Bill has worked in a variety of community mental health and educational settings over the twenty years prior to his coming to Boehm’s Church.
Pastor Bill and his spouse, Dr. Loice Swisher, have an adult daughter, Victoria “Tori” Middleton. They also have a former foster son, David, who is married and has two young children (Pastor Bill’s and Loice’s godchildren).
The Rev. Dr. Lois Wilson, Co-Pastor
Rev. Dr. Lois Wilson was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the granddaughter of Italian Catholic and Russian Jewish immigrants. She spent 25 years in Philadelphia, where she raised five children, now young adults ages 21 to 31. (They are her favorite people.) Lois has been a home birth midwife, social worker, special education teacher, seminary professor, activist and UCC pastor. She is a writer, artist, storyteller, musician, gardener, avid reader and lover of nature. Lois holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Masters Degrees in Theology, Divinity and Special Education, and a Doctorate in Art and Theology.
Weezie Lauher, Office Administrator
Weezie Lauher (they/them/their/s) is a proud New England native with deep ties to the UCC and to the Philadelphia area. While their undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College is in American History and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Weezie’s professional experience has spanned the issues of housing and homelessness, teacher preparation and urban public education, LGBTQIA* legal advocacy, and social advocacy in faith communities, varying from nonprofit development and capital campaigns to communications and social media management. Weezie is currently pursuing their Clinical Masters of Social Work through Simmons University with a focus on Trauma and Interpersonal Violence, and is a practicing full-spectrum doula. Weezie is also co-creator of an online shop that sells hand-crocheted and hand-felted accessories and decor. In their limited downtime, Weezie is often found at home in East Falls, Philadelphia with their wife, baking bread or snuggling with at least one of their four rescue pets.