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Pastoral Staff
Lead Pastor
Brian Thomas
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Brian provides overall leadership to our MBIC family, shepherding our church in the pursuit of our mission to initiate and nurture a growing relationship with Christ.

BORN: Brian was born in Jennersville, PA, but grew up in Lititz.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Brian joined the MBIC staff in 2011.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Brian served on a church planting team in Montevideo, Uruguay equipping national church planters. Brian has also spent 11 years working in the pharmaceutical industry.

CURRENT HOME: Brian and his wife Cindy live in Manheim with their 2 kids: Emma and Luke.
 
 
Executive Pastor
Dustin Sauder
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Dustin oversees MBIC’s administrative operations, faith formation, and family ministries. In addition, you might see Dustin preaching on Sundays 1x a month.

BORN: Dustin was born and raised in Winchester, VA.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Dustin began attending MBIC in 1997.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Before joining the MBIC Staff Dustin spent many summers during college serving at Christian Camps in PA and NY. Dustin served as a volunteer youth leader at both Cumberland Valley BIC and MBIC before being hired as MBIC’s Lead Youth Pastor in 1999.

CURRENT HOME: Dustin currently lives in the town of Lititz with his wife Jenelle and their three children: Payton, Kalysta, and Nolan.
 
 
Community Care Pastor
Bill Melone
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Bill oversees the pastoral care for the church, including finances, funerals, hospital visits and weddings, along with other related ministries. He also is involved with the church’s senior ministry, missions, newcomers and is the contact person for various community ministries, as well as preaching every month or two.

BORN: Bill was born and grew up in San Diego, California, and moved to Lancaster County in 1981.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: He and his wife Julie began attending MBIC in summer 2011.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Bill has served as a pastor at two churches in England, and was Care Ministries Pastor at LCBC prior to coming to MBIC.

CURRENT HOME: Bill and Julie were married in 1981 and have lived in Manheim since returning from England in 1999. They have three adult children (Bill, Larissa and Andrea), and two granddaughters.
 
 
Family Ministry Staff
56er Youth Director
Melita Ramsey
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Melita oversees the ministry that happens with our fifth and sixth graders, whether on a Wednesday night or Sunday morning. This includes teaching lessons, planning some special events, and playing lots of crazy games.

BORN: Melita was born and raised in Elizabethtown PA.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: September 2015

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Before coming to Manheim, Melita attended Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church in Mount Joy, where she was involved with the youth group and missions committee. She graduated from Lancaster Bible College in May 2015 and then spent the summer working at Kenbrook Bible Camp, where she spent all of her summers throughout college.

CURRENT HOME: Elizabethtown, PA
 
 
Children's Ministry Director
Haley Wilson
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Haley oversees the children’s ministry that happens on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, and works with our volunteers to create a nurturing environment for our young ones.

BORN: Haley was born and raised in Rhode Island, and moved to the area after graduating from Messiah.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: August 2016

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Before coming to Manheim, Haley attended Messiah College where she was involved in both children and youth ministries in the Harrisburg area.

CURRENT HOME: Haley currently lives outside of Harrisburg.
 
 
Lead Youth Pastor
Corby Burkholder
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Corby overseas all Student Ministry with a direct leadership over Sr. High Youth, which meets on Monday nights, as well as several retreats throughout the year.

BORN: Corby was born and raised in Manheim and Graduated from Manheim Central in 1996

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Corby has been serving at Manheim in the Student Ministry since 1998. He officially joined the staff in 2005 and became a licensed Brethren In Christ Pastor in 2009. In 2014 He transitioned to Lead Youth Pastor.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Corby worked for a Family Business and attended Lancaster Bible College

CURRENT HOME: Corby lives in Manhiem with his wife and 2 children.
 
 
Remix Youth Director
Kurt Funk
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Kurt oversees MBIC's Jr. High student ministries.

BORN: Kurt was born in Canada, but moved to PA in elementary school when his parents were called to ministry in Manheim.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: 1994.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Kurt was the youth director at a sister BIC church for a few years before he and his wife Kelly had their first child. He then began working as a full-time teacher and returned to MBIC in 2011. He came on staff part-time in 2015 to join Kelly in leading REMIX as they both felt God leading them back into youth ministry together. Kurt still works full-time as a teacher in the MC School District.

CURRENT HOME: Kurt lives in Manheim with his family.
 
 
Remix Youth Director
Kelly Funk
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Kelly oversees MBIC's Jr. High student ministries.

BORN: Kelly grew up in Williamsport, PA.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Kelly first attended MBIC in 2005.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Kelly graduated from Millersville University where she met her husband Kurt. Kurt invited Kelly to MBIC in 2005. They volunteered in REMIX briefly before accepting an invitation to help lead the youth ministry at a sister BIC church nearby. After four years in youth ministry there, Kelly returned to MBIC to join the staff in 2011.

CURRENT HOME: Kelly currently resides in Manheim with her husband, two daughters and affectionate mutt named Chico.
 
 
Nursery Care Coordinator
Jen Kready
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Preschool Director
Marilyn Hoffsmith
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Marilyn oversees MBIC’s Week-day Preschool and MBIC’s Summer Day Camp for preschoolers.

BORN: Marilyn was born in Lancaster, Pa and raised on a farm in Elstonville.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Marilyn's family attended Manheim BIC when she was little. Her mother and father helped to start a daughter church at Speedwell Heights BIC in Lititz,PA. She and her husband, Jim began attending Manheim BIC in 1980.

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CURRENT HOME: Jim and Marilyn live in a wooded space close to Mastersonville. They have three children and one grandchild.
 
 
Worship Arts Staff
Worship Arts Pastor
Dave Gerhart
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Dave leads our weekly worship gatherings, cares for our talented volunteers and works with the other pastors to encourage and challenge the congregation.

BORN: Dave was born and raised in the greater Philadelphia area.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Dave came to Manheim BIC in September 2013.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Prior to coming to Manheim, he was a recording engineer, producer and graphic designer at a recording studio and worship leader at a large church in suburban Philadelphia.

CURRENT HOME: Dave currently resides in Lititz, PA with his wife Amy and their three children: Josiah, Annie, and Asher.
 
 
Technical Director
Brian Rohrer
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Brian oversees all technology here at MBIC. That includes Sunday morning worship (sound, lights, video, graphic curation), graphic design, maintaining the website, information technology and supporting the different ministries tech needs.

BORN: Brian was born and raised in Manheim.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Brian started attending MBIC in 2006. He came on staff in January of 2008.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Brian graduated from Millersville University with a business degree and from Lancaster Bible College with a bible degree. He has a background in concert production, radio and recording.

CURRENT HOME: Brian lives in Manheim with his wife Melanie and their three children: Brynne, Calla and Brooks.
 
 
Support Staff
Office Administrative Assistant
Marcella Myer
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Family Ministries Administrative Assistant
Gina Martin
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JOB DESCRIPTION: Gina assists children's ministries and youth ministries with administrative operations and tasks presented from directors and pastors as needed.

BORN: Gina was raised in Athens, PA.

ATTENDED MBIC SINCE: Gina began attending MBIC in 2007. She came on staff in 2012.

BEFORE JOINING THE MBIC STAFF: Gina has worked at Spruce Lake Retreat center before attending Eastern University for Psychology. After getting married to her husband Kyle Martin in 2006, she moved to Lititz PA and graduated from Millersville University.

CURRENT HOME: Gina currently lives in Lititz with her husband Kyle and their two children, Hayden and Brielle.
 
 
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