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The Plunge!

December 1-11, 2020

Results Announced and Virtual Crowning: December 19

Will someone de-throne our reigning Queen Plunger, Amanda Zelnis or will her boldness and coldness reign supreme for another year?!  

On December 7, 2019 a brave group of "Plungers" will take a chilly dip into Lower Lake to support the Annual Fund during Lutherlyn's Plunge!

We'll take lots of photos and videos to share the fun with everyone.  We don't want anyone to miss seeing this spectacle!  Feel free to take a look at our photos and videos from last year, it was great fun!

We'll serve hot beverages, s'mores, and have a roaring bonfire at Lower Lake Fire Circle to help keep our participants and spectators warm. 

Please check back, we'll be adding more details soon!

Event Schedule

December 7, 2019
Lower Lake, Lutherlyn

10:30 am: Check-In for Plungers
11:00 am: THE PLUNGE!! Campfire, Hot Chocolate, S'Mores at Lower Lake
11:45 am: Lunch in the Dining Hall*

* Lunch will be provided free of charge for our "Plungers", spectators can purchase a heart-warming lunch prepared by Chef Lisa for $5.  * 

Ways to Participate

There are several great ways to support this event.  The first, for the brave-of-heart, is to become a "Plunger" and take to the water yourself.  Plungers will work to acquire sponsorship from their family, friends, colleagues and parishioners.  Plungers can be anyone in generally good health*.  A second option is to nominate a friend, colleague, or your church's pastor to participate and perhaps be their first sponsor.  A third option is to sponsor one or more Plungers to help them reach their goal.  Lastly, you can participate during the event as either a spectator or volunteer.  We'll need help taking photos, passing out coffee, tending our bonfire and most importantly cheering on our Plungers as they take what will be a very cold swim!

* Though we expect this to be a very fun (likely hilarious!) event, we take the safety of our participants and guests seriously.  Lifeguards and nurses will be present to ensure everyone remains healthy and safe. 

2019's Plungers include

  • Sarah Barnett
  • Doug Bauer
  • Mindy Benson
  • Ron Coombs
  • Metta Denk
  • Ryan Fitch
  • Sara Goncz
  • Rev. Jocelyn Johnston
  • Marci Krystek
  • Fiona Lubold
  • Katie McNeal
  • Erica Miller
  • Chris Modro
  • Martin Luther of First English
  • TJ Robertson
  • Holly Schubert
  • Jessica Sigler
  • Jamie Ulrich
  • Rev. Kimberly van Driel
  • Gloria Yount
  • Amanda Zelnis

If you'd like to sponsor one of the Plungers Click Here.

Check back often, as individuals commit to becoming Plungers we'll update this list.

2019 Plunger Documents and Fliers


Lower Lake 
500 Lutherlyn Lane  Butler PA 16001

Lutherlyn is hosting several events December 7th.  For the safety of all parties, Lutherlyn requests all guests enter camp using the main entrance off Dick Rd.  To obtain directions using GPS, online maps, or mobile app navigation please use 500 Lutherlyn Lane, Butler PA 16001.