our leaders

  • Senior Pastor/Senior Elder, Allen and Julie Dise

    Allen and Julie live near Elm, PA and are parents to three college students: David, Domenic, and Elana. Allen works full-time for Newport Church as senior pastor/elder. Julie is trained as an accountant and works for Stewardship Advisors. Together they enjoy John Grisham books, beaches, trying new restaurants, and exploring new places by bicycle. Julie loves cooking and music; Allen likes running, gardening, and computers.

  • Associate Pastor Merle Shenk


our elder team

  • Bob and Danielle Kreider

    Bob and Danielle live in Landisville, PA and are parents to Shawn and Josh. Bob works in real estate and property management and enjoys sports and business. Danielle is an elementary reading specialist and likes gardening, cooking, and creating. They enjoy spending time with family and friends at Raystown Lake and also own The Cruisin' Creamery, an event-focused soft serve ice cream truck.

  • Joe and Julia Witmer

    Joe and Julia are parents to six children: Josiah, Timothy, Zachary, Sarah, Samuel, and Gabriel. Joe works as an HVAC installer for Home Climates and Julia is a full- time homemaker who volunteers in school and the community. As a family, they enjoy playing sports, family movie night, going for hikes, and playing games. Joe enjoys fishing, reading, and exploring outdoors. Julia enjoys being with family, worship, musicals/theater, reading, and healthy gourmet food.

  • David and Katrina Brechbill

    David and Katrina are parents to Connor, Jocelyn and Ella and live in Lititz PA. As a couple, they love to ride bikes, go for walks, spend time with family and friends and try out new local restaurants. David is involved in Telecom Sales, while Katrina volunteers in various capacities at church and in their local community.