Our Staff

Proud to have officiated over 2,500 wedding ceremonies!

Rev. Gary J. Dierolf
Executive Pastor

Pastor Gary has been officiating wedding for 15 years now. Beginning Weddings by Pastor Gary in 2001, he tailors wedding ceremonies to couples needs and sometimes beyond their expectations.
Pastor Gary has been officiating wedding for 15 years now. First with Christian Light Ministries in 2001 and now Weddings by Pastor Gary. He tailors wedding ceremonies to couples needs and sometimes beyond their expectations.
You can also find Pastor Gary assisting families during one of the most difficult times in life. The death of a loved one. Working with various funeral homes within the tri-county area.
When not in his pastoral capacity, you will find Pastor Gary involved with the Oley Valley Community Fair Association, managing the day to day operations of Village Gifts & More and spending time at the beach.
His ministry journey has led him to serve as a chaplain at Kutztown Manor & Manor Care. He also served as the pastor of Christian Light Fellowship Church in Reading, PA. as well as a supply pastor for various churches in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Rev. Mark E. Brophy
Senior Pastor

Pastor Brophy serves as our Senior Pastor here at Christian Light Ministries. Recently retired as a full time pastor, he joined our pastoral staff to help work with couples on one of the most important days in their lives. He also works closely with our business manager as well as the Executive Pastor to ensure all couples expectations are met. Pastor Brophy served as a pastor of Spies Lutheran Church and Alasce Lutheran Church. He and his wife Barbara are proud grandparents and reside in Bernville.

Rev. Jonathan E. Yoder
Associate Pastor

Pastor Jonathan joined Weddings by Pastor Gary in November of 2017. Ordained in 1980, Pastor Jonathan received his Master of Divinity from the Baptist Seminary in Portland, OR. He has served as a Associate Pastor with the former Christian Light Ministries. In addition to several churches in the tri-county area and beyond. He is currently the pastor of Pine Grove Community Church in Bowmansville, PA., where he has served for over 10 years. He is also a chaplain with Heartland Hospice in Wyomissing, PA. Pastor Jonathan brings to Weddings by Pastor Gary over thirty years of wedding experience.
Pastor Jonathan enjoys meeting with people where they are in life and also meeting new people. He and his wife reside in Denver, PA.