Join us in worship at 9:00 a.m. beginning July 3, 2022. Sunday School to follow at 10:15 a.m.

Staff

 Hess HunterHunter Hess

Lead Pastor
Born and raised in Lancaster County, Hunter and his wife Grace have 3 children. Hunter graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2005 and from Fuller Theological in 2013. Having joined Neffsville as Lead Pastor in 2015, Hunter has been creating a church atmosphere where all ages can participate in meeting God, and is passionate about serving a congregation where all would feel comfortable and safe exploring and growing in their relationship with Jesus. 

Allen RashardRashard Allen

Director of Music and Worship
Rashard Allen, originally from Slatington, PA, near Allentown, joined the staff in 2018. He has served in professional worship ministry for almost 20 years, 17 of those years full-time, serving churches in Dallas, TX, Pittsburgh, PA, and here in Lancaster County, where he has lived for the past 14 years. He has a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, a Master's in Sacred Music from Perkins School of Theology, and a Doctor of Worship Studies from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Rashard lives in Maytown with his wife, Michele, and his three children: Andrew, Lizzy, and Deborah. He is a professional basketball junkie and enjoys cooking, writing music, and spending quality time with his family.  

Alan smallAlan Miller

Interim Associate Pastor of Administration and Congregational Life
Alan joined our staff on October 18 as our Interim Pastor of Administration and Congregational Life.
Alan is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite College (BA in Sociology) and Goshen Biblical Seminary (MDiv). He also served for three years in Botswana with the Mennonite Central Committee.
He has enjoyed a long career in ministry, having served as a pastor with the Church of the Brethren for 34 years. His pastoral assignments have included the Hatfield COB, the Shippensburg COB, and the Conestoga COB (Leola PA). This is now his fifth interim and his second at Neffsville Mennonite Church. He has also served as an interim at Souderton Mennonite Church, Franconia Mennonite Church, and Mellinger Mennonite Church.
He lives with his wife, Kathy in Akron, PA. Kathy is also an ordained minister and they served together on staff at both the Hatfield COB and the Conestoga COB. They have one son, Matthew, who is married to Amanda. Matt and Amanda currently live in Denver, CO.
In his spare time, Alan enjoys reading, photography, and doing woodworking. Along with Kathy, he enjoys traveling and visiting Longwood Gardens.
Galatians 6:9-10 have been his guiding verses for many years.

Bjorkman Eszter-1Eszter Bjorkman

Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

Eszter grew up as a missionary kid in Hungary. There she developed her love of great food, historic places, beautiful music, and interesting people! When she was 10 years old, Eszter moved to Princeton, NJ where she attended middle school and high school. In high school, she met Karl, who became her husband in 2019 after she graduated from Wheaton College (high school sweethearts)! Then, she started at Princeton Theological Seminary so she could become a pastor!

Eszter grew up singing and playing the violin, both of which she still loves to do! She enjoys gardening, picking and arranging flowers, painting, and drawing. Eszter and Karl also really enjoy watching movies together (especially Marvel movies), and playing with their bunny, Totoro, while hanging out with good friends!

 

Robbins Katelyn-1Katelyn Robbins

Pastoral Intern
Katelyn attended Penn State University Park and received a BA and MA in English, a BA in History, and a minor in Religious Studies. While at Penn State, she was a member of Alliance Christian Fellowship and, over the course of her time with this church, served as head deacon, prayer deacon, secretary, and Bible study leader. Through these various leadership positions, she realized her passion for ministry. She recently finished her first year at Boston University School of Theology where she is pursuing an MDiv focused on pastoral ministry. In her spare time, she loves reading, knitting, baking, and traveling with family.

 

Weaver Ally-1Ally Weaver

Director of Children's Faith Formation
Ally resides in Lititz with her husband James, and two young children. They have been attending Neffsville for almost 4 years now.
At NMC Ally has served in the nursery, is a Kid’s Club teacher, filled the role of Assistant Director of Created to Praise Jr, and helped start our own MOPs program for mothers of young children. Ally graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pa. with a BA in Communication Studies with a focus in Interpersonal Relationship Management, and a Minor in Psychology. Before coming to Neffsville she spent several years at First Presbyterian Church, Lewisburg, PA., as a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Group Mentor. 

Smith DeanDean Smith

Director of Communication
Dean joined the staff at Neffsville as the Director of Communication in February 2007 after spending many years in the construction industry. His current role provides opportunities ranging from technical support to creating graphics, videos, and printed media for numerous church functions. Dean and his wife Deb live in Lititz and are the parents of two adult children, Jordan and Lauren. Dean’s goal is to use his talents of writing, photography, and videography to help build a sense of community within the church.  

Hess JulieJulie Hess

Administrative Assistant
Julie joined the staff in May 2009. She has had many experiences as an administrative assistant in schools, business and churches. Her current role is to provide administrative assistance to the staff. She and her husband, Brent, are members of Crossway Church and reside in the Millersville area. 

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