Terry Lengenfelder is a native of Johnstown, graduating from Richland High School in 1979. She holds a degree in journalism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University. She served for 20 years as an Air Force public relations officer and retired as a major. Her military career took her throughout the United States and to the Netherlands, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. Terry volunteers for the Court Appointed Special Advocate program and for the Peniel Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center. She also writes for Johnstown Magazine.
Terry and her husband, Cambria County President Commissioner Douglas Lengenfelder, have two children: Derek, a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University, and Hayley, a junior at Richland High School.