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Charles L Moench

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Charles L. Moench, American bishop. member and sec; member board of trustees Moravian College.

Background

Moench, Charles L. was born on February 20, 1855 in Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William N. and Louisa (Schneider) Moench.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Moravian College and Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1873, Bachelor of Divinity, 1875, Doctor of Divinity. Studied Union Theological Seminary, 1877-1878.

Career

Ordained Moravian Church ministry, 1878. Pastor Blairstown, Iowa, 1878-1881, Hopedale, Pennsylvania, 1881-1886, 2d Church, Philadelphia, 1886-1889, Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1889-1901, 1st Church, Philadelphia, 1901-1908. Member and secretary Provincial Elders’ Conference (Executive Board) Northern Province, Moravian Church in America, 1908-1913, president of board, since 1913.

Consecrated bishop, September 18, 1898, retired 1925. President board of trustees Moravian College and Theological Seminary. Ex-officio member board of trustees Moravian College for Women, Bethlehem, Linden Hall Seminary (Lititz, Pennsylvania), Nazareth (Pennsylvania) Hall Military Academy.

Membership

Member and sec; member board of trustees Moravian College.

Connections

Married Gertrude Naomi Shultz, June 10, 1879 (died 1920).

father:
William N. Moench

mother:
Louisa (Schneider) Moench

spouse:
Gertrude Naomi Shultz