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Sonja Waltman

Sonja Waltman

Director of Central Ministries

Sonja joined staff in 2005 and has served in multiple ministry roles at various levels within the church. Today, she serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and oversees several central ministry teams including: Care, Global & Local Initiatives, Guest Experience, kidMinistry, Ministry Sourcing, Next Steps, and Student Ministry.

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kidMinistry

Jason Sheaffer Photo Team Leader
Jason Sheaffer
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Director of kidMinistry

Christina Galbraith Photo
Christina Galbraith
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kidMinistry Development and Operations Director

Dani Spencer Photo
Dani Spencer
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kidMinistry Creative Coordinator

Jill Ranck Photo
Jill Ranck
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kidMinistry Strategy and Operations Coordinator

Kristy Horn Photo
Kristy Horn
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kidMinistry Resource Coordinator

Leah Armstrong Photo
Leah Armstrong
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kidMinistry Content Coordinator

Student Ministry

Joseph Gutierrez Photo Team Leader
Joseph Gutierrez
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Central Director of Student Ministry

Danny Howard Photo
Danny Howard
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Creative Director

Cara Sahd Photo
Cara Sahd
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Student Ministry Operations Director

Amy Miller Photo
Amy Miller
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Student Ministry Project and Resource Manager

Kelly Kongvold Photo
Kelly Kongvold
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Student Ministry Events Coordinator

Lesa Stember Photo
Lesa Stember
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Student Ministry Events Coordinator

Guest Experience

Kelly Maloney Photo Team Leader
Kelly Maloney
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Director of Guest Experience

Alicia Horst Photo
Alicia Horst
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Guest Experience Events Coordinator

Kristen Sipe Photo
Kristen Sipe
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Guest Experience Director

Barb Carbaugh Photo
Barb Carbaugh
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Guest Experience and Retail Coordinator

Paula Walters Photo
Paula Walters
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Receptionist

Next Steps

Jason Castelli Photo Team Leader
Jason Castelli
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Central Director of Next Steps

Erin Sechrist Photo
Erin Sechrist
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Central Next Steps Resource and Relationship Manager

Jason Keener Photo
Jason Keener
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Next Steps Project and Training Specialist

John Wilkinson Photo
John Wilkinson
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Young Adult Ministry Pastor and Next Steps Content

Pam Christine Photo
Pam Christine
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Next Steps Project Manager

Care

Emily Streett Photo Team Leader
Emily Streett
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Care Director

Carolyn Hoover Photo
Carolyn Hoover
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Care Coordinator

Glenn Burkhart Photo
Glenn Burkhart
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Video Content Coordinator and Care

Keith Walker Photo
Keith Walker
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Mens and PRT Director

Global Initiatives

Pearl Parks Photo
Pearl Parks
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Global Initiatives Coordinator

Ministry Sourcing

Jim Whiteman Photo
Jim Whiteman
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Central Ministry Sourcing

Matt Goss

Matt Goss

Lead Worship Pastor

Matt joined staff in 1999 and has served in multiple ministry roles at various levels within the church. Today, he serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and leads our Worship & Arts Team as the Lead Worship Pastor.

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Production

Matt Goss Photo Team Leader
Matt Goss
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Lead Worship Pastor

Alexis Boyer Photo
Alexis Boyer
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DEVELUP Production

Ben Muller Photo
Ben Muller
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Visual Content Designer

Ben Spivey Photo
Ben Spivey
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Regional Production Technician

Tru Harding Photo
Tru Harding
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Broadcast Audio Engineer

Chris Moyer Photo
Chris Moyer
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Regional Production Technician

Tim Moser Photo
Tim Moser
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Broadcast Production Designer

Adam Granby Photo
Adam Granby
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Central Visual Content Resource Specialist

Brad Gardner Photo
Brad Gardner
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Regional Production Technician

Christian Requena Photo
Christian Requena
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Regional Production Technician

Programming & Worship Resourcing

Amy Smith Photo
Amy Smith
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Programming Director

Carla Formanek Photo
Carla Formanek
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Series Development Coordinator

Des Whiteman Photo
Des Whiteman
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Gathering Development Coordinator

Jake Huber Photo
Jake Huber
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Associate Worship Leader

Jeff Culp Photo
Jeff Culp
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Music Production Director

Marcy Weik Photo
Marcy Weik
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Lead Administrative Coordinator

Nicki Montgomery Photo
Nicki Montgomery
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DEVELUP Worship

Sean McDermott Photo
Sean McDermott
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Systems Director

Chuck Gibson Photo
Chuck Gibson
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Director of Worship Leaders

Manny Hampton Photo
Manny Hampton
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Music Director

Ryan Holmes Photo
Ryan Holmes
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Director of Creative Worship

Allison Bannon Photo
Allison Bannon
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Associate Worship Leader - Resourcing

Cameron Zimmerman Photo
Cameron Zimmerman
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Associate Worship Leader - Music Production

Mike Albon

Mike Albon

Director of Campus Pastors

Mike joined staff in 1998 and has served in multiple ministry roles at various levels within the church. Today, he serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and leads our Campus Pastors as the Director of Campus Pastors.

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Campus Ministry

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Dave Ney
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Regional Director of Community Gatherings

Scott Waltman Photo
Scott Waltman
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Regional Campus Pastor Director

James Byers

James Byers

Executive Director of Ministry and Operations

James joined staff in 2015 and has served in multiple ministry roles on our Central Team. Today, he serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and leads our Ministry Leadership Team as the Executive Director of Ministries and Operations.

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Digital

Adam Hann Photo Team Leader
Adam Hann
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Digital Director

Ean Hammond Photo
Ean Hammond
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Digital Help Desk Technician

Emily Ament Photo
Emily Ament
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UI/UX Designer

Gerry Miller Photo
Gerry Miller
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Developer

Jason Shuman Photo
Jason Shuman
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Digital Application Specialist

Jordan Chin Photo
Jordan Chin
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UI/UX Designer

Kevin Wishard Photo
Kevin Wishard
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Lead Digital Application Specialist

Stephanie Herman Photo
Stephanie Herman
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Digital Project and Ministry Relationship Manager

IT

John Evans Photo Team Leader
John Evans
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IT Director

Amos Burkepile Photo
Amos Burkepile
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Centralized Services Engineer

Brett Whiteman Photo
Brett Whiteman
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Information Technology Specialist

Communications

Joanna Wishard Photo Team Leader
Joanna Wishard
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Communications Director

Graphic Design

Sydney Boreman Photo Team Leader
Sydney Boreman
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Design Director

Cory Hunter Photo
Cory Hunter
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Graphic Designer

Drew Colby Photo
Drew Colby
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Graphic Designer

Marketing

Chad Herman Photo
Chad Herman
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Content Development Director

Sarah Partridge Photo
Sarah Partridge
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Marketing Content Producer

Tyler Kime Photo
Tyler Kime
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Marketing Content Producer

Video Production

Brian Shaub Photo Team Leader
Brian Shaub
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Video Content Director

Ben Barrett Photo
Ben Barrett
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Video Content Creator

Glenn Burkhart Photo
Glenn Burkhart
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Video Content Coordinator and Care

Jeff DiLullo Photo
Jeff DiLullo
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Lead Content Creator

Jim Deck Photo
Jim Deck
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Video Content Creator

Bekah Fenn Photo
Bekah Fenn
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Video Content Creator

Samuel Ne Photo
Samuel Ne
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Video Content Creator

Tyler Strausbaugh Photo
Tyler Strausbaugh
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Video Content Creator

Project Team

Emily Martin Photo
Emily Martin
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Project Manager

Grace Hanselman Photo
Grace Hanselman
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Communications - Project Manager

Paul Atkinson

Paul Atkinson

Director of Team Development

Paul joined staff in 2010 and has served in multiple ministry roles at various levels within the church. Today, he serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and leads our Team Resourcing and Development Team as the Director of Team Development.

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Team Development

Paul Atkinson Photo Team Leader
Paul Atkinson
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Director of Team Development

Brent Ott Photo
Brent Ott
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Training and Development Specialist

Dave Detwiler Photo
Dave Detwiler
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Team Development Specialist

Katrina Stangline Photo
Katrina Stangline
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Recruiter

Team Resourcing

Tom Gattorna Photo Team Leader
Tom Gattorna
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Director of Operations

Dana Foster Photo
Dana Foster
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Benefits & Paycom Specialist

Kim Orsag Photo
Kim Orsag
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Team Resourcing Generalist

DEVELUP

Dave Detwiler Photo Team Leader
Dave Detwiler
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Team Development Specialist

Andy Santiago Photo
Andy Santiago
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Baird Thompson Photo
Baird Thompson
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

David Gayle Photo
David Gayle
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Gabby Kridler Photo
Gabby Kridler
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Grace Folk Photo
Grace Folk
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Heather Morgan Photo
Heather Morgan
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Jake Siebert Photo
Jake Siebert
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Justin Horst Photo
Justin Horst
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Madelaine Pegula Photo
Madelaine Pegula
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Reilly Ball Photo
Reilly Ball
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Sierra Wickman Photo
Sierra Wickman
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Tori Burkhalter Photo
Tori Burkhalter
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DEVELUP Campus Leadership

Alexis Boyer Photo
Alexis Boyer
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DEVELUP Production

Darius DiMaggio Photo
Darius DiMaggio
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DEVELUP Worship

Keivanna Johnson Photo
Keivanna Johnson
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DEVELUP Worship

Mackenzie Laudenslager Photo
Mackenzie Laudenslager
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DEVELUP Worship

Nicki Montgomery Photo
Nicki Montgomery
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DEVELUP Worship

Dwight Kreiser

Dwight Kreiser

Executive Director of Finance & Stewardship

Dwight joined staff in 2008 and has served in multiple ministry roles at various levels within the church. Today, he serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and leads our Finance and Stewardship Team as the Executive Director of Finance and Stewardship.

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Finance

Kwinn Reed Photo Team Leader
Kwinn Reed
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Director of Accounting

Heidi Kuipers Photo
Heidi Kuipers
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Senior Accountant

Megan Galichinski Photo
Megan Galichinski
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Accounting Associate

Monique Burge Photo
Monique Burge
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Accounting Associate

Stewardship

Donna Nicholson Stief Photo
Donna Nicholson Stief
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Director of Stewardship

Operations

Tom Gattorna Photo Team Leader
Tom Gattorna
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Director of Operations

Facilities

Ben Santiago Photo Team Leader
Ben Santiago
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Director of Facilities

Jeff Vaysburd Photo
Jeff Vaysburd
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Building Maintenance Technician

Jeremy Bracken Photo
Jeremy Bracken
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Building Maintenance Technician

Kevin Damon Photo
Kevin Damon
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Facilities Supervisor

Bill Myers Photo
Bill Myers
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Building Maintenance Technician

Gary Spencer Photo
Gary Spencer
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Custodian

Becky Myers Photo
Becky Myers
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Operations Administrative Coordinator

Security

Keith Shores Photo Team Leader
Keith Shores
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Director of Security

Jana Yost Photo
Jana Yost
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Security Administrative Coordinator

Jeff Kahler

Jeff Kahler

Executive Director of Expansion & Advancement

Jeff joined staff in 2016 and has served in multiple ministry roles at various levels within the church. Today, he serves on LCBC's Strategic Leadership Team and leads our Expansion Team as the Executive Director of Expansion and Advancement.

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Expansion

Beverly Gattorna Photo
Beverly Gattorna
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Director of Location Launches

Craig Bishop Photo
Craig Bishop
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Advancement Care Pastor

Heather Taylor Photo
Heather Taylor
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Real Estate Specialist/Senior Project Manager

Heidi Horst Photo
Heidi Horst
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Project Manager

Jason Hamlin Photo
Jason Hamlin
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Director of Community Groups and Community Gatherings

Jeremy Sowers Photo
Jeremy Sowers
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Location Developer

Jim Stuckey Photo
Jim Stuckey
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Director of Design & Construction

Laurie Fenicle Photo
Laurie Fenicle
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Launch Specialist

Maddy Taylor Photo
Maddy Taylor
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Project Manager/Events Coordinator

David Ashcraft

David Ashcraft

Founder & President, The Advantage - Pastor Emeritus, Teaching Pastor

David Ashcraft graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Administration. He earned a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In 1991, David began serving as the Senior Pastor of LCBC (Lives Changed By Christ) Church in Manheim, Pennsylvania. Under David’s leadership, LCBC grew from one location with a weekly attendance of 150 people and a staff of one, to nineteen locations across the state of Pennsylvania and a combined average weekly attendance of over 25,000 and a staff of over 280. In 2022 David completed leadership succession of LCBC, and led the effort to launch The Advantage. David also serves on the board of the Global Leadership Network and the National Association of Evangelicals. David is married to Ruth, have two grown adult children, and 2 grandchildren, and make their home in Lititz, PA.

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The Advantage

Pat Murdock Photo Team Leader
Pat Murdock
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Executive Director

Andy Martin Photo
Andy Martin
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Director of Networking & Experiences

Mark Stuenzi Photo
Mark Stuenzi
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Director of Pastor Care, Resources & Research

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