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MINISTERING  STAFF

  • Jeff Burkholder, senior pastor

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext. 1309

    E: jburkholder@cbcpa.org


    What you cherish: My wife, Michelle and my kids, Ashley, Austin, and Adam

    What are your hobbies: Sports and hunting

    The best thing about working at CBC: The people

    How long have you been in ministry: I have been on staff at CBC since 1991

    Secret Ambitions: Climb Mount Washington, be a basketball coach

  • Jim Hottenstein, Associate Pastor

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext. 1308

    E: jhottenstein@cbcpa.org


    The Adventure Began: June 7, 1972

    Trail Head: Lancaster, PA

    I Share the Adventure With: Julie since October of 1995. The adventure almost ended when I didn't treat her to a $1 movie. So I guess it is grace that she married me anyway - I am indebted to her forever!

    The Gang: Dylan, Jenna, and Colin

    Favorite Adventure: Following God!

  • Todd Roberts, Pastor of Adult Ministries

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext. 1307

    E: troberts@cbcpa.org


    Five ways to describe yourself: Humorous, Sensitive, Creative, Caring, Industrious.

    Where you learned your stuff: To quote Robert Fulghum, "Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was learned not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned: Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together. Be aware of wonder."

    What are your dreams for ministry: To one day see the local church being who God designed us to be.

    A Fun and Random Fact: I asked my wife to marry me five weeks after our first date. I was the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Mechanics Champion in 1985 for FFA.

  • Matthew Sandorfi, Interim Director of Senior High Ministry

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext.1329

    E: msandorfi@cbcpa.org


    I am married to a beautiful wife and have three wonderful kids. I love in-depth bible studies and engaging in deep theological discussions. I am called to preach and will be attending LBC for Pastoral Ministries until 2018.


  • Nathan King, Junior High Ministries Intern

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext. 1338

    E: nking@cbcpa.org


    What are your dreams for ministry: To never stop proclaiming God’s Word and His gospel to those whom He has called me to minister to.

    What makes you cry: Worship songs; singing with a family of believers on Sunday morning gives me a taste of eternity. Realizing how holy God is and how sinful I am and yet the truth that when God looked on us in our sin and brokenness, He couldn’t help but send His son Jesus to pay the price for our sin; when I fully understand and believe that, I tend to cry.

    Your salvation experience: I was dead in my sin, but all praise be to God, in His great love and mercy for me He made me alive with Christ. Thanks to God, I’m a new man with an extremely bright future; eternity with Jesus! “Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness” –Psalm 115:1

  • Dave Forwood, Pastor of Care Ministries

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext. 1312

    E: dforwood@cbcpa.org



    What you do for CBC: I have the honor of working with a great team staff & volunteers to provide visitation for our CBC family and walk with those in need with financial assistance and mentoring. I also offer pastoral counseling for the flock.

    What makes you cry: Stepping on nails while wearing crocs (ask my wife). No, really, I tear up when I see others perform acts of sacrifice and love. I cry when I imagine people dying without Christ and most of all, when I am thinking of the day I will see Him face-to-face! 

    What makes you laugh: Being with friends, being silly with my family, and the ridiculousness of mankind sometimes. 

    What you love: I love Jesus. I love my wife, and kids. I love breathtaking and simple moments in nature. I love that there is hope for the future.

    What are your dreams for ministry: I  love to see CBCer’s continue to love each other, and their neighbors, and bring so much enthusiasm and joy to life that Care Ministries has to try to keep up with all that is happening all on its own. 

  • Scott Marshall, Pastor of Worship and Creative Arts

    T: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1330

    E: smarshall@cbcpa.org


    What you cherish: God and family. God gave me life to live and I live it with the beautiful Jennifer Marshall and our two sons Tyler and Graham.

    Where you learned your stuff: I am a life-long learner of the scriptures and have learned from lots of reading and a great deal of prayer. I have a bachelors of music in music education from the College of New Jersey (2000) and a masters of music in music theatre performance from The Boston Conservatory (2002).

    Your prayer for the people of CBC: My prayer is that the people of CBC and believers everywhere would more fully understand the depth of God's love for them and as a result would worship God in extravagant ways when they gather and through their daily lives.

    Fun and Random Facts: I've performed in a producer's show on Broadway in NYC. I have 9 and 3/4 fingers... I'll tell you the story later. A dream would be to hike, camp, and hunt in Alaska... I hear it's God's country.

  • Cindy Gardner, Children's Ministry Director

    T: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1313

    E: cgardner@cbcpa.org


    What you cherish: I really cherish my family. I have wonderful kids and grandkids and I try to spend as much time with them as possible. I also have a great extended family. After my husband died they all rallied around me and they continue to support me.

    What are your pet peeves: It really bothers me if someone’s tag is sticking out at the back of their shirt. I find things like that to be totally distracting. That is why you will always see me sitting close to the front in church.

    What are your hobbies: Cooking is a passion. I am always trying new recipes. I also love to work in my garden. I especially love to see all the new growth in the spring.

    How long have you been in ministry: I have been in Children’s Ministry formally for fifteen years but I have been in involved in Children’s Ministry since I was twelve years old.

    How has this job changed your life: I was very comfortable with my job at another church when God put it on my heart to apply here at CBC. I had to work through being willing to leave all the people I knew very well and loved to follow the new adventure God has for my life. I am very excited to see how God is going to use me here at CBC!

    Your salvation experience: I am a Billy Graham baby. I always loved watching him on TV. Around twelve years old I knelt in front of the TV during one of his crusades and gave my life to Christ. Since then, God and I have been on an amazing journey together!

  • Bonnie Jones, Women's Care Director

    T: (717) 426-1345 ext. 1310

    E: bjones@cbcpa.org


    Where you learned your stuff: I learned some of my stuff at Liberty University, but most of what I’ve learned, I’ve learned the hard way, through experience.

    What are your dreams for ministry: My dream for ministry is that I can walk this journey along side other woman and we can be encouraged by each other to become deeper in love with Jesus and realize how deeply Jesus loves and cherishes us - we aren’t meant to do life on our own. I often pray Ephesians 3:15-19 that we will know just how wide, how long, and how deep His love is for us.

    What you love: What I love is to have my family around me enjoying one another, laughing, caring and encouraging each other. What I cherish is when this happens while sitting on a beach somewhere in the warmth of the sunshine enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

    A Fun and Random fact: It might surprise you to know that I truly like to paint (house painting), for me it a way to change a room in a few hours and make it look entirely different. It also reminds me of how the Lord desires to change me and make me look different, but it does take some work!


SUPPORT  STAFF

Church Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Gayle Merkt, Executive Administrative Assistant

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1302

    Email: gmerkt@cbcpa.org


    What you love: Dark Chocolate

    What are your hobbies: Reading, crafts, music

    What are your gifts: Administration and organization

    Your college years: I spent four years at and graduated from Millersville University with a degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice. I was actively involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship where I met my husband.

  • Cathy Wilcox, Administrative Assistant for Congregational Needs

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1304

    Email: cwilcox@cbcpa.org


    Five ways to describe yourself: Enthusiastic, fun, "a thinker," an appreciater of beauty, giving.

    What you cherish: Time with loved ones.

    What are your gifts: Teaching, administration, encouragement.

    In your spare time: I LOVE to read or "putz" in my yard, trying to garden. Things are growing, but I’m thinking they’re showing me mercy & grace.

    Your prayer for the people of CBC: That they would know God’s love for them (Eph. 3:16-20) and that He does indeed sing over them (Zeph. 3:17)—it’s scriptural!

    Your college years: I have the wonderful blessing of a friendship that came out of my college years. We’ve been friends for 25+ years! My college years were fun, with lots of water battles, choir tours, and of course... Packard courses.

  • Kristi Slattery, Administrative Assistant for Adult and college-aged Ministries

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1301

    Email: kslattery@cbcpa.org


    What you love: My family, the beach, sunsets, and a good book.

    What is your greatest fear: Being trapped in an elevator and spiders. Being trapped in an elevator with spiders would be a nightmare!

    What inspires you: Sunshine and warm weather. Worship. Seeing people who are following Jesus with no reservations.

    A Fun and Random Fact: My children are almost exactly 3 years and 11 months apart in age. They were all born in an Olympic year.

    Tell us about your family: Brian and I met at our first post-college jobs. We have been married since 1999 and we have 3 children: Erin Rose, Kevin and Jordyn. Together we are learning how to love and serve God better.

  • Aimee Conley, Administrative Assistant for Worship Arts

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1305

    Email: aconley@cbcpa.org


    Where you learned your stuff: I graduated from Millersville University in 1998 with a degree in Music Education. I taught Elementary Music for five years before my children came along and then a did a few years of substitute teaching.

    What are your hobbies: Reading, counted cross-stitching, playing the clarinet and piano (although not at the same time!)

    The best thing about working at CBC: I love working in an environment where my co-workers and I can openly pray for each other and for the church family during the work day. That’s quite a difference from working in a public school! It is such an encouraging place to work.

    Secret Ambitions: I have lots of "inventions" floating around in my mind – if only I knew how to execute them!

    Your prayer for the people of CBC: That they would start every day with Psalm 143:8… “Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul.”

    Tell us about your family: I live with my husband, Dave, my son, Noah, and my daughter, Gracie. We have a little Westie dog, Molly.


  • Mary Ruhl, Administrative Assitant for Children's Ministries

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1327

    Email: mruhl@cbcpa.org


    Five ways to describe yourself: creative, dependable, cheerful, encouraging, and thankful.

    Where you learned your stuff: Elizabethtown Area High School (1985), Messiah College (1989), and daily living.

    What you love: family, friends, 75 degree spring days, day trips to NYC, craft and fabric stores, praise and worship music, chocolate, ice cream, hanging out with my nieces and nephews, reading a great book, and God’s promises.

    What are your gifts: Teaching and Encouragement

    A Fun and Random Fact: When I was in college I sold my car so that I would have enough money to travel to Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria for a three week cross cultural course. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. The New Testament became much more alive to me during the trip as I visited Thessalonica, Philippi, Berea, Corinth and Athens. I didn’t have a car when I returned but I have no regrets!

    Tell us about your family: My husband Jonathan and I have been married since December 22, 1989. We live in Mount Joy and have two children, our son Jared and daughter Jacquia.


  • Traci Schafer, Administrative Assistant for Youth Ministries

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1303

    Email: tschafer@cbcpa.org


    Five ways to describe yourself: Crazy, honest, sensitive, loyal and compassionate.

    What you cherish: It sounds corny, but I really cherish my mother. She never gave up on me—loved me when I was difficult to love; stood up to me when I needed to be brought down a couple pegs; lifted me up in prayer (for YEARS) when I couldn’t do it for myself. She is an amazing example of how I think God intends for us to treat each other.

    What I dislike: Negativity—it is useless!

    What I love: Of course my family! Hiking with my kids, fishing with my husband, anything outside, eating, cleaning, watching a good movie, water gardening, creative writing, taking pictures, and last but not least, watching the way God is working in my family. It is just amazing, and I am so thankful for it everyday!

    What makes you cry: Everything! Commercials, movies, poems, weddings, graduations, and when I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. It makes me cry, but it’s a good cry when that happens.

    What is your greatest fear: Falling away from my relationship with God. However I have found that surrounding myself with people who value that same relationship, prayer, reading the Word, and being protective of that relationship the same way I would protect my children is the best way to keep that from happening. Although that is a fear of mine, I know that if I follow this, then I don’t really have anything to worry about.

  • Tenli HUNTER, Promotion and Design Administrative Assistant

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1328

    Email: thunter@cbcpa.org


    What you do for CBC: I take care of the graphic design and promotional publications as well as scheduling and administration related to those fields.

    Where you learned your stuff: I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with a minor in Business Administration from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana.

    What do you cherish: Watching the sun rise over the mountains, long runs on sunny mornings, traveling in airplanes, and chilling with my family.

    Secret Ambitions: To hitchhike around the beaches of South America selling hair wraps and cornrows to support my chocolate habit.

  • Rebecca Nissly, Director of Finances

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1306

    Email: rnissly@cbcpa.org


    Five ways to describe yourself: Detail-oriented, analytical, love to learn and be challenged, would rather listen than talk, giving

    Where you learned your stuff: University of Richmond, E Claiborne Robins School of Business where I majored in Business and Finance. I have worked in the banking, financial planning, accounting and non-profit industries.

    What makes you laugh: The funny things that come out of the mouths of children at the age of 3 or 4 when they don’t quite understand expressions or how to use a word correctly. I keep a list of the funny things my children have said. So cute!

    What are your pet peeves: Wasting time

    When you’re not at CBC: juggling farm life and a family with 3 children

    A Fun and Random Fact: I tried clay bird shooting once. I hit the first three that went up and figured I better stop while I was ahead

  • Sarah Slobozien, Finance Administrative ASsistant

    Phone: (717) 426-1345 ext.1325

    Email: sslobozien@cbcpa.org


    What you cherish: The Bible, my family, good health

    What makes you cry: Our health insurance premiums!

    What makes you laugh: My husband and kids

    What you love: Dark Chocolate

    What are your dreams for the future: I would love to travel to Israel someday.

    Your prayer for the people of CBC: That we may all fall more in love with Jesus!

  • TIffany DeRemer, Finance Administrative Assistant

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1326

    Email: tderemer@cbcpa.org


    Five ways to describe yourself: Christian, family oriented, loving, good listener, kinda shy.

    What you cherish: My friends and family, and being healthy

    What inspires you: other Christians who volunteer and give freely to others

    What are your gifts: Good listener, organized, enjoy working with numbers

    The best thing about working at CBC: serving God and getting to know wonderful people

    What are your goals for the future: finish raising my kids to be caring loving Christians and continue to serve God.

    A Fun and Random Fact: I like to find projects on Pinterest for me and my husband to do together.

  • Gene Manuel, Facility Maintenance Manager

    Phone: (717) 426-1345, ext. 1314

    Email: gmanuel@cbcpa.org