Rob & Lori Schlegel
lead pastor & women’s / children’s ministry
Rob and Lori had a crazy idea to start a church that didn’t look like a church, smell like a church, or feel like a church. Instead Epic Church looks like an art gallery, smells like a coffee house and feels like a family. As lead pastor, Rob is the driving force behind Epic’s desire to reach those who are interested in God but have given up on church by introducing them to God’s Epic story. As his wife, Lori is right there beside him. To fuel that passion in a welcoming atmosphere the Schlegels took up coffee roasting to provide the freshest coffee possible.
Lori is behind the scenes in every chapter of Epic’s story, helping where needed and always smiling. She has a very special touch, not only with Epic’s children but with also her clients since she maintains a part-time position as a home care Physical Therapist. The Schlegel’s two active boys, Matthew and Nathan, give her plenty of P.T. practice at home.
Brian & Ali Muh
teaching pastor / barista
Brian met Rob in seminary and the rest is history. After seminary Brian and Ali decided to follow the star to Bethlehem from New England for the sole purpose of planting Epic with Rob and Lori. They are currently restoring a 100 year old house in West Bethlehem, where they live with their 3 kids, Jonas, Colin and Nora.
Ali works full time at home with Jonas, Colin and Nora, and enjoys meeting other moms out there as well. She is also a great barista and the Cafe feel of Epic is a tribute to their passion for God’s gift of the Arabica coffee Bean.
worship Leader / youth ministry
Mild mannered business entrepreneur by day, and Christian Rock Musician by night, Andrew longs put an end to his double life by managing a performing arts venue featuring Jesus Freaks for the masses. This combined with Andrew’s passionate love for God makes him an ideal worship leader for Epic, where he plays everything from the classic hymns to current artists, as well as some originals.
At Epic we believe in “learning by doing” and Andrew does plenty for both for Epic and the community. He gets to try out his business smarts by running Epic’s monthly coffee house and helping to coordinate 2nd Story Youth Ministry events. He works hard to show that someone can maintain Christian values and have fun at the same time.
Chelsea has a love for life, missions and kids. Engaged to be married in 2012 she will someday be a missionary to some far off place, but for now she leads our youth ministry on Sunday nights. She is completing an online study program at Christ for the Nations in TX which will complete her requirements to travel and share the Gospel with distant nations. You can find her contagious smile and passion for God investing in the lives of the next generation.