Josh VarnerLCBC Waynesboro Campus Pastor
Josh grew up in Northwest Indiana in a small Chicago suburb. He began attending LCBC in 2005, where he volunteered in the Young Adult ministry before coming on staff as the producer for Circl3 in 2007. He realized his passion for mentoring people while spending time in teaching roles at Manheim campus. Josh launched LCBC York’s student ministry as the Student Ministry Director in 2012 and has played a key part in LCBC’s student ministry throughout his nine years on staff. Josh has a bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College that he completed while working at LCBC.
Josh and his wife Alanna met at LCBC and married in 2011. They have one son, Charlie, who is twenty months old, and Alanna has served as a LIFE Group leader for Circl3 in York and Manheim campuses. Josh and Alanna are excited to start their journey at LCBC Waynesboro.
Matt ParksLCBC Berks Campus Pastor
Matt was born and raised in the mountains of North Georgia which has left him with a life-long love of sweet tea and boiled peanuts—two things that he believes are essentials. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2005 with a degree in Youth Ministry. A week later, he married his college sweetheart, Pearl and then moved to Pennsylvania to work at LCBC with students and 20somethings. In 2008, he stepped off the LCBC staff to complete his Master of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary, but rejoined in 2010 with the launch of the Lancaster City Campus.
He believes that when people are accepted as they are and lovingly challenged to be fully devoted followers of Christ they are capable of changing their homes, community and world in amazing ways. He loves photography, frisbee golf, sitting in coffee shops talking about life or a good book and spending time with his family. Matt and his family love living in Berks county.
Scott FetterolfLCBC Columbia-Montour Campus Pastor
Scott was born and raised in the coal region of Pennsylvania on which he blames most of his shortcomings. He has a bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Crown College. He’s been married to Brenda, his high school sweetheart, for thirty years. Together they’ve raised three grown sons. Scott has spent many years coaching high school football and other sports. He enjoys being involved in the community, and reading.
Sonja WaltmanExecutive Director of Ministries
Sonja was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in York PA. Sonja and her Husband Scott now call Lancaster home.
Sonja has held several positions outside of ministry including managing stores like American Eagle and teaching kindergarten at a private school.
Sonja is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a Bachelor of Science in Bible.
Sonja and her family began attending LCBC in 2004 and she later joined the staff in 2005. In every role Sonja has held, she has deeply enjoyed investing in others and developing people. The entire Waltman family is extremely passionate about seeing lives changed by Christ. Sonja’s husband Scott and children Sara, McKinley and Rollins can all be seen serving at LCBC.
Sonja loves coffee, days at the beach, playing soccer and spending time with her family.
Rob FisherLCBC Manheim Campus Pastor
Rob and Casie Fisher have been married 16 years and have four children, Cole, Julia, Grace and Cody. They have attended LCBC since 1998 and have been involved in several Community LIFE programs, including Thrive Marriage, Be Rich, and Emerge leadership mentoring program.
Rob attended JP McCaskey High School and graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Mathematics. He taught in Warwick School District for nearly 20 years. Coached many different varsity High School sports throughout the area and spent the past year at Spooky Nook Sports as the Director of Basketball Operations. He has many memorable years involved in Young Life and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes programs.
When Rob’s not working, he loves to hang with his family, fish, play golf, basketball or tennis, travel, and cheer for all Philly and Penn State sports!
Matt ShanderaLCBC Harrisburg Campus Pastor
Matt was raised in Central Pennsylvania. He enjoys a wide range of activities including “bringing it” working out with P90x in his basement, video games (and games of all types) and spending time with friends and family. Matt graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.S. in Computer Science and later an MBA. Matt is deeply committed to sharing the message of the Gospel and the life change that results from a relationship with Jesus.
Prior to LCBC, Matt spent nearly a decade in the software industry followed by several years in non-profit marketing with CURE International.
Matt lives on the West Shore in Mechanicsburg with his wife Becca and boys Jaxson and Lukas where he forces the whole family to be fans of the Detroit Lions.
Keith WalkerMen’s and Singles Ministries Director
Keith grew up in Willow Grove, Pa where he attended Phil-Mont Christian Academy. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Bible (PBU) in 1975 and was ordained in 1976. Married to his wife Lynn for over 38 years, they have four sons, Joshua, Joel, Caleb, Seth, and daughters-in-law Carrene, Holly, and Allison and grandsons Cole and Beau. Keith and Lynn live in the Lancaster area.
Currently Keith is the Director of Men’s, Women’s and Singles Ministries and on the Teaching Team at LCBC. Keith’s comfortable style of communication engages audiences of all ages with personal humor and creative story telling while driving home hard-hitting truth. Over the last eight years he has taught almost 8000 men the principles of manhood in a series of 24-week courses on the principles of manhood. He is currently teaching the fifth year of the five-year curriculum in the “Knights of the 21st Century” series.
Paul AtkinsonLCBC York Campus Pastor
Paul was raised in North Carolina and loves international travel, rooting for his Tarheels, Bojangles’, and sweet tea. He’s committed to leadership, serving, and thinking through ways to creatively combine the two. Paul graduated from Liberty University with a degree in business marketing and Liberty Theological Seminary with a master’s in intercultural studies.
Before joining the LCBC staff, Paul served in mobilizing college students towards the mission field. He joined the LCBC team in January of 2010 as the 20somethings Pastor and encouraged, challenged, and developed LCBC’s 20somethings community. In March of 2012, LCBC launched it’s fourth campus in York and Paul became the York Campus Pastor.
Paul loves to connect with folks, hear about their journey, and spur them on to grow in their leadership development – whether they lead in the home, their community, their workplace, or their church. He’d love to connect with you – feel free to follow @PaulWhoTweets.
Paul lives in York with his wife, Whitney and daughters, Charleigh, Waverly and Presley.
Mike AlbonLCBC Regional Campus Pastor
Mike was raised in Michigan, Wisconsin and Maryland until he and his wife Jamie moved to Lancaster County in 1988. They discovered LCBC in their first weeks in the area and have been in love with what God is doing through this ministry ever since. Mike joined the LCBC Leadership Team in 1998 and serves as Regional Campus Pastor, working closely with all of our campus pastors.
Mike is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a degree in Bible and he received his Master’s of Divinity degree from Biblical Seminary with a focus on leadership.
These days, Mike and Jamie are enjoying the newfound time that comes with an empty nest: Jamie in her garden and Mike in the sailboat or on the golf course. All of their four kids are grown and live on their own.
Matt GossWorship Pastor
Born in Lewisburg and raised in Jonestown and Lancaster, Matt grew up in a very musical family and started ministering through music at a young age. They toured as “The Goss Family” and often sang and performed in churches across Pennsylvania. On his own, Matt played at school dances, coffee houses, and youth groups throughout high school and college. A big kid at heart with a dry humor, and a constant ability to make people laugh, Matt’s quick wit is the source of lots of laughs around the office and in practices.
Matt earned his two-year music certificate from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has served as LCBC’s worship leader since May of 1999. Matt shares that his philosophy of ministry is “to prepare the way for the Holy Spirit to open hearts and minds to genuine worship through the arts.” He is an accomplished vocalist, pianist, guitarist, bassist, drummer, tubist, composer, arranger, choir director and, of course, worship leader. From August to January, you’re likely to find Matt talking Eagles football and coaching from his armchair.
His other passions include motorcycles, pretzel dogs and long johns. Matt and his wife Kim have been married since 1996 and live in Lititz with their four children: Isabella, Caleb, Lilah and Adeline.
Jason MitchellLCBC BranchCreek Campus Pastor and Teaching Pastor
Jason was born and raised down south. He grew up in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Kentucky — which explains his lifelong struggle to pronounce vowels like the rest of America. He graduated from Toccoa Falls College (Georgia) in 2001 with a degree in youth ministries and also holds a Master’s of Divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary.
Jason joined the leadership team at LCBC in May of 2002. He believes deeply in the potential of the church and is committed to seeing the local church live out the life God has called it to live. During his free time, you’ll find Jason drinking coffee, getting a quick run in, watching the University of Alabama beat other teams in football, listening to all things rock-and-roll, and reading.
Jason lives in Schwenksville with his wife Jenny and their two children, Sienna and Silas.
Brad SteeleLCBC Lancaster City Campus Pastor
Brad was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and also grew up in New Jersey and New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University and his master’s degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. Prior to joining the LCBC staff he worked as a physical therapist for 8 years in PA and OH, then worked for nine years with Wycliffe Bible Translators, part of the time living in Oaxaca, Mexico, where he did language survey work.
He and his family began attending LCBC in 2002, and he joined the staff in 2006 as the Director of Global Initiatives, working with LCBC’s desire to have transformational involvement on each continent, as well as providing opportunities for those from LCBC to see God at work around the world through national and global trips.
Brad and his wife, Beth, live in Lancaster, and have two children: Joel and Lindsey. They all love watching the Reds, Bengals and Buckeyes, and Brad has recently taken up disc golfing.
Tim BarleyExecutive Director of Multi Site Ministries
Tim was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. He spent 27 years working in the financial services industry prior to joining the LCBC staff in January 2001.
Through that networking, it seems Tim knows just about everyone in the area, it’s not uncommon for him to run into a past colleague or customer in the atrium or at an off-site meeting. And anyone who knows Tim knows that he’s a Civil War history buff, Steelers/Penguins fanatic,enjoys riding his bicycle, and loves spending time with his grandkids.
Tim and his family have attended LCBC since early 1989. During that time Tim served as chair and member of the elder board and was the church treasurer for several years. As the executive director of Expansion and Development, Tim is responsible for the identification, development and launch of future campuses. Tim also serves as a member of the executive team and oversees LCBC’s Stewardship/Advancement Ministry and Human Resources. He and his wife, Genia, live in Lancaster. Their son and daughter-in-law, Tim Jr. and Tricia, have a daughter Sydnee and a son Aidyn. Their daughter, Tina, has a daughter named Analy Noelle. They all live locally and attend LCBC.
Jim StuckeyExecutive Director of Operations
Jim was born and raised in northeastern New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology. He began his career in New Jersey as a staff engineer in local government then moved to Lancaster and worked nearly 12 years locally as a civil/municipal consulting engineer, earning his PE license along the way.
Jim joined the LCBC staff in June of 2006. In addition to overseeing existing facilities and IT infrastructure operations, Jim is very involved with the design, government approval process, and construction of new campuses.
Jim enjoys mountain biking and cycling, and loves spending time with his family swimming, canoeing, fishing, or simply watching movies. Being a New Jersey native, he continues cheering for the New York Yankees, New Jersey Devils, and New York Giants. He and his wife Lisa have attended LCBC since 2002 and live in West Hempfield Township with their two children: Nathan and Emma.
Dwight KreiserExecutive Director of Finance & Administration
Dwight was born and raised in Lancaster County. He is a CPA and a graduate of Elizabethtown College. Prior to joining the staff at LCBC, Dwight worked in banking and most recently was the chief financial officer at a local community bank.
Dwight and his wife Kelly have been a part of LCBC since 1993. Dwight previously served on the Elder Board and along with Kelly has been involved with kidMINISTRY and LIFE Groups. Dwight provides leadership to LCBC as a member of the Executive Team and oversees LCBC’s financial operations, administrative staff and retail services.
Dwight and Kelly are parents to five young children – Sara, Joanna, Autumn, Calvin and Lauren – and live in Elizabethtown. Dwight enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, hunting and playing “farmer.”
Andrew MartinExecutive Pastor of Worship & Arts
Andy was raised in the city of South Houston, Texas. He received a bachelor’s degree in Christianity and music from Houston Baptist University where he met his wife Terry. Andy and Terry have served in several churches in and around Houston and South Texas, including seven years at Parkway Church in Victoria, Texas. The church family is really important to them. Andy says: “Being able to share life in a Biblical community is a treasure that we hold high as we model for our children the values and teachings of Jesus Christ. Life is too short for it not to be lived, and lived in community.”
Through God’s leading, Andy joined the LCBC staff in June of 2000. His vision for the ministry is to develop an environment where Biblical truths are communicated in culturally relevant ways so that life change occurs for both seekers and believers. He oversees the worship and arts ministry as LCBC strives to use technical tools to effectively reach our culture with excellence.
During time off in the winter Andy can be found skiing with his wife and kids or in the summer kayaking with any brave soul willing to venture out on the Susquehanna River. He and Terry are big fans of Starbucks and it’s no coincidence their son’s first job was as a barista! They live in Lititz with their two children: Ethan and Avry.
Dan SahdLCBC Ephrata Campus Pastor
Dan was born and raised in Lancaster County and loves being close to his family’s roots. He graduated from Juniata College in 2001 with a degree in General Science Secondary Education. He later earned an a MSEd from Shenandoah University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Leadership from Immaculata University. Dan worked as a middle school science teacher and coach in Woodstock, VA for 5 years before transitioning back to the Lancaster area where he was an assistant principal at Donegal Middle School and then Conestoga Valley High School. He’s been attending LCBC with his family since 2007 and has been on staff since 2015. Dan has served as a Circl3 LIFE Group leader for the last seven years.
Dan and his wife Cara have been married for 13 years and have three daughters. They all love the outdoors and spending time together as a family. Dan is an avid sports fan and enjoys music, hunting, fishing, Notre Dame football, and building unique projects out of pallet wood. He is passionate about helping people identify how God has gifted them, and how to fully utilize those gifts to glorify God. Dan is grateful for the opportunity to lead LCBC Ephrata as their new Campus Pastor.
David AshcraftLCBC Senior Pastor
Born in Dallas, Texas, David was raised in France until the age of seven. His family moved to California and then back to Dallas for his middle school and high school years. David is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Administration, holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as a Doctoral degree in Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Chicago, Illinois. He served for 12 years at Scofield Memorial Church, Dallas, as the Minister to Adults which coincided with his 10 years of service as the Director of Scofield’s “Camp El Har,” also in Dallas.
David began serving in 1991 as Pastor of LCBC Church (Lives Changed By Christ) in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Over the past 24 years LCBC has grown from one campus location, a weekly attendance of 150 people and a staff of one to seven campus locations, a weekly attendance of over 14,000 people and a staff of over 150.
As LCBC continues to grow, David reminds the church of its goal – seeing Lives Changed By Christ. That responsibility grows as the church grows – including reaching beyond the campus walls into Central Pennsylvania and by working to transform one community on each continent of the world. Because of its work around the world, in 2008 David and LCBC received “The Courageous Leadership” award from the Willow Creek Association and World Vision.
David and his wife Ruth live in Lititz, Pennsylvania and have two grown children, Justin, a graduate of Lancaster Bible College living in Pittsburgh with his wife Laura, and Ashleigh, who currently attends Lancaster Bible College.