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Jack Renninger Rothenberger, American clergyman. Ordained to ministry Schwenkfelder Church, 1955.


Rothenberger, Jack Renninger was born on October 4, 1930 in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Stuart Henry and Beulah (Renninger) Rothenberger.


Bachelor of Science, Juniata College, 1952. Master of Divinity, Hartford Theological Seminary, 1955. Master of Sacred Theology, Temple University, 1962.

Doctor Ministry, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 1977.


Pastor, Palm and Lansdale (Pennsylvania) Schwenkfelder Church, 1955-1963, 65-66;stated supply, interim pastor, Pennsylvania United Church of Christ, 1963-1969;chaplain, teacher, coach, director admissions, Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, 1955-1956, 62-67;assistant headmaster, headmaster, coach football backfield, basketball, Perkiomen School, Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, 1967-1969;minister Christian education, Center Schwenkfelder Church, Worcester, Pennsylvania, 1969-1974;senior minister, Center Schwenkfelder Church, Worcester, Pennsylvania, 1974-1995;retired, 1995;interim supply worker, United Church of Christ, Worcester, Pennsylvania, 1998. President World Christian Endeavor, since 1994, International Christian Endeavor, Columbus, Ohio, 1983-1987. Vice president World Christian Endeavor, 1990-1994.

Mem.cabinet and board Pennsylvania Council Churches, since 1957, secretary, 1993-1997. Member Pennsylvania Conf.Interch. Cooperative; member Schwenckfeld Mission Board, since 1957, SchwenckfelderBd.

Publications, since 1957, Schwenckfelder Library. Board, since 1957, Schwenckfeldian in Exile Society, since 1955, also others.


  • Ordained to ministry Schwenkfelder Church, 1955.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Casper Schwenckfeld and the Ecumenical Ideal, 1962. Editor The Schwenkfeldian magazine, 1964-1987. Contributor articles to professional journals.


First vice president Schwenckfeld Manor, Lansdale, 1973-1997, president, 1997-2002. Vice president Meadowood Total Care Retirement Community, Worcester, Pennsylvania, 1983-1998. Member Northern Pennsylvania Association United Church of Christ Ministerium, Northern Pennsylvania Ministerium, Methacton Area Ministerium, Montgomery County Sunday School Association (past president), also others.


Married Jean Delores Schultz, September 8, 1951. Children: Susan Marie, Bruce Wayne.

Stuart Henry Rothenberger

Beulah (Renninger) Rothenberger

Jean Delores Schultz

Susan Marie Rothenberger

Bruce Wayne Rothenberger