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Bobby Parschauer

Lead Pastor

After growing up overseas and serving as a missionary in Austria, God has developed in Bobby a love and passion for teaching and sharing the Word of God. It is exciting to see God at work globally and how Scripture changes lives. In 2007, he and his wife, Jen, along with their 3 children joined CFC, and soon after the Lord led him into the position of Lead Pastor.

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Jason Craig

Executive Pastor

Jason partners with the lead pastor and elder board to generate vision, while facilitating the administration board and supervising the staff and volunteer ministry coordinators. With 14 years of youth ministry experience split between Young Life and CFC, Jason and his family served as missionaries in Ethiopia for three years before returning to Lancaster in 2014. Jason is married to his childhood sweetheart, Emily and together they have three young daughters.

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Ruth Hinerdeer

Operations Manager

Ruth's journey at CFC began 18 years ago when she and her husband sought to find a new church for their family. They visited CFC the last day of services at the ski shop and followed the journey from the Primary Center in Landisville to Bethel Drive. After over 35 years in the "corporate world" God lead Ruth to her current staff position a little over 12 years ago. The position has grown from an office job to a true ministry! Ruth and Bryan have 2 grown children- Katie and Eric who is married to Sarah.

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Christina Bender

Operations Assistant

After being a stay at home mom for 6 years, Christina felt it was time to get back to "work". She felt the Lord calling her into ministry when the doors for a part time job at her church was posted. She loves to organize and plan events. Christina oversees the Community Service teams which includes: Building Maintenance, Cafe, CareNet, Decor, Events, and Frontline giving her an opportunity to use her gifts to build His kingdom. She has a husband, Matt, and two children: Caidyn and Aubry and a silver Labrador named Hunter.

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Tricia Garber

Communications Manager

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Patrick Kirkham

Community Groups Director

As the leader of the community groups ministry at CFC, Patrick has the opportunity to live out his passion in life by developing and encouraging leaders and connecting people into a fellowship that nourishes and challenges at the same time. This kind of fellowship allows us to share each others burdens and truly explore what it means to follow Christ. He and his wife, Lori, live in Lancaster and have been part of the CFC family for almost five years.

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Heather Hershey

Community Groups Assistant

Heather Hershey is the Community Group's assistant working alongside Director Patrick Kirkham to update group information, connect individuals to a group leader or help new leaders find participants. She and her husband have been group leaders for over 12 years and have seen the impact a Community Group can have on a person's faith journey and commitment to church as a whole. She believes in small group ministry and is blessed to be helping Patrick oversee it. Heather and husband Curt have been married for 14 years and have 3 children, Alyssa, Anabelle and Abraham.

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Alyssa Knor

Community Kids Director

Alyssa directs and oversees Community Kids, our ministry to children ages birth - 4th grade, partnering with families and teams of volunteers to help kids grow in faith, wisdom and friendship. Alyssa loves working with kids and discovered this passion when teaching Sunday school as Middle Schooler. She is passionate about the church and believes we are uniquely positioned to create a loving, safe and honest environment for kids unlike anywhere else. She and her husband, Dan, live in East Petersburg.

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Aubrey Noel

Community Kids Assistant

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Douglas Kersten

Student Ministry Director

Douglas is passionate about helping students develop as committed followers of Jesus through meaningful relationships, clear Biblical teaching, and empowering them to serve others. Douglas began a relationship with Jesus in 2011 and quickly heard God’s calling on his life into student ministry. He came to CFC in October 2017 with 6 years of student ministry experience at a church in Pittsburgh. Here at CFC, he will be overseeing the GenNext, Junior High, and Senior High ministries along with an incredible group of volunteer leaders. Douglas and his lovely wife Leah are living in Lititz

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Katlyn Cosentino

Student Ministry Coordinartor

Katlyn came to know Christ through coming to the youth group here at CFC in 2010. Since then, she has been dedicated to serving in student ministry, both in junior and senior high. Katlyn works along side Douglas to coordinate special events along with the weekly programing. Katlyn and her husband Nick live in Lancaster.

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Mandy Moore

Women's Ministry Director

Mandy Moore has been leading our Women's Ministry since 2015. She is passionate about helping individuals connect to God through the study of the Bible and in authentic community. She designs Bible studies and events for women where this can happen. Mandy married her high school sweetheart, Brian, and together they have five children.

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Dan Smith

Worship Arts Director

Dan oversees the creative arts at CFC including music, lighting, audio, cinematography, graphic and web design, and photography volunteer teams as well as the communications and social media departments. Dan has been leading worship since 2002 with his wife, Lauren. Together as singer/songwriters they have written and recorded multiple albums together. Dan started his job at CFC in March of 2016, before that he operated his own freelance Photography and Design business. Dan and Lauren have 3 young children Andrew, Lilly and Ben and live in Manheim Township.

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Julia Horn

Worship Arts Assistant | Social Media Manager

As the Worship Arts Assistant, Julia uses her administrative gifts to work alongside Dan Smith to schedule team members, organize worship events, and assist in the planning and preparation of weekend services. She also oversees and manages all social media platforms. Julia and her husband, Nate, live in Manheim.

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Chris Vasaturo

Worship Arts | Multimedia Producer

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Mark Johnston

Elder

Mark came to know the Lord at a Billy Graham crusade in 1973. He is committed to seeing CFC grow and thrive by consistently upholding the integrity of the Scriptures, doing things decently and in order, and furthering its focus on reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A respected physician, a retired U.S. Navy captain, and a leader in overseas medical ministries, Mark and his lovely wife, Lavonne, have three grown children and a growing brood of grandchildren.

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Ilya Tlumach

Elder

Ilya’s desire is to see the love, hope, faith, and peace of Christ be experienced by CFC’ers as they influence the world. He is actively engaged in various leadership roles and is an active supporter of organizations that invest in the dreams and future of children, families and businesses. As a first generation American, Ilya experienced firsthand the power of opportunity and generosity of others through the work of local churches. Married to Amanda and raising up five young children keeps him hopping all day long.

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Mike Towers

Elder

During his freshman year of college the Bible came to life as Mike was convicted of sin and energized to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. After serving at CFC in student ministry and leading community groups, he had the privilege to serve as an elder. His wife, Kelly, is a constant encouragement and beacon of true faith and commitment to God. Mike and Kelly are blessed with two inspiring daughters, and an energetic son.

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Mike Shaw

Elder

Mike loves investing in the health, growth and mission of the Body of Christ. Having spent a number of years in full-time ministry earlier in his life, Mike knows how important it is for church leaders to walk and work together for the purpose of making the name of Jesus great on the earth. He believes in what the Lord is doing at CFC and wants to serve in any way possible to see this ministry grow and flourish. Mike and his wife, Lisa, have three grown children; Justin and his wife Erin, Rebekah, Matt and his wife Jenna, and six grandchildren.

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Mike Mitchell

Admin Board Member

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Remi Briand

Admin Board Member

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Rebecca Rutt

Admin Board Member

Rebecca serves on the Administration Board, specifically in the area of Human Resources. After working in HR in a corporate setting and deciding to transition out of the professional arena to care for her young family, she was excited to join the Board and lend her HR experience to serve the staff and CFC by coordinating the employee benefits and assisting with hiring and other Human Resources related needs. Rebecca and her husband, Ben, live in Lancaster with their three young children.

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Becky Velazquez

Admin Board Member

Becky serves on the Admin Board as Assistant Treasurer. She has worked in the Accounting/Finance field for years and was looking to use her skills in a non-profit setting and is happy to be serving at CFC. She reconciles the general ledger accounts, presents the monthly financial statements to the Board each month and assists in the annual budgeting process. Becky lives in Lancaster and has one son, Zach.

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WHERE IS CFC LOCATED?

We are at 200 Bethel Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601

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