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Carl David Shankweiler, American minister. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church in American, 1973. Scholar Lutheran Brotherhood, 1972.


Shankweiler, Carl David was born on November 23, 1946 in Butler Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carl Benfield and Grace Amanda (Starr) Shankweiler.


Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1967. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, 1971. Master of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 1972.

Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1973. Master of Business Administration, Bloomsburg University, 1992.


Assisting pastor, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, 1973-1978;pastor, St. James Lutheran Church, Geigertown, Pennsylvania, 1973-1978;pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wernersville, Pennsylvania, 1978-1983;editor division for parish services, Lutheran Church in American, Philadelphia, 1983-1987;director Genesis educational program, Lutheran Welfare Svc., Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1988-1992;director communications, Lutheran Welfare Svc., Hazleton, Pennsylvania, 1990;pastor, Trinity Luth Church, Valley View, Pennsylvania, since 1990. Delegate to national convention Lutheran Church in American, New York City, 1970, 80. Member various committees, member synod county Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod Lutheran Church in American, 1993-1996, Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Wescosville, since 1976, dean West Berks district, 1981-1983.

Accredited visitor World Council Churches Assembly, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1983. Delegate to national assembly Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Chicago, 1989, 91, 93.


  • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church in American, 1973.



Member, vice president Daniel Boone School Board, Birdsboro, 1975-1978. Member, treasurer Lutheran Board for Mission Support, since 1980. Board directors Eckley (Pennsylvania) Miners' Village Associates, 1990-1991.

Member steering committee Vision for Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, 1997-2003. Member Middle East Institute, Lutheran History Society of Eastern Pennsylvania, Berks County History Society, Schuylkill County History Society, American Philatelic Society, Preserve Romberger Mill Partnership, KSWZ Partnership.


Married Cynthia L.R. Herb, June 23, 1973.

Carl Benfield Shankweiler

Grace Amanda (Starr) Shankweiler

Cynthia L.R. Herb