Pastor Vaughn Starr has deep roots in Eastern Berks County. His forefathers arrived to the Oley Valley in the 1690s and then settled in the Boyertown area where Vaughn grew up.
Pastor Vaughn and his wife Lisa live in Temple. They have five sons with a 27-year age range. Benjamin, the youngest is 10 and the only one still at home. In addition, the Starrs have six grandchildren and countless additional “kids” through foster care and international exchange. Lisa has worked for Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission since 1985.
Influenced by the moon missions of his childhood, Pastor Vaughn studied Earth and Space Science at West Chester University and has spent most of the past 30 years working in education. During that time Pastor Vaughn and his wife ran an international student exchange program bringing students to the United States for English immersion and cultural experiences. Pastor Vaughn went back to school in 2017 earning an MA in Christian Apologetics and the Philosophy of Science and Religion from Biola University. He is currently in the dissertation phase of his Theological Doctorate through Kairos University and anticipates the degree in late 2023.
Pastor Vaughn and his wife both grew up with Lutheran backgrounds but began worshiping at Mount Joy Mennonite Church while living in Lancaster County. Later, they became active in the formation of a new church – Freedom Path Church, in Akron. Both Pastor Vaughn and Lisa have served as Stephen lay-ministers and are quite passionate about their faith.
Pastor Vaughn has a wide variety of interests including Scouting, the outdoors, and reading. He has lived abroad and travelled extensively. And, he is the ultimate DIY carpenter and spends much of his free time doing home improvement projects around the house.