Our Leadership

Our Leaders

Merle and Cheree Shenk

Lead Pastors

Merle and Cheree Shenk live in Lititz, PA with their five children. They have over 15 years in cross cultural ministry experience and a passion for evangelism, training and discipleship work. Merle has co-authored a book with Larry Kreider and Kevin Kazemi called “Encountering the Supernatural” which was released in 2018.

Merle loves the woods, hunting, fishing, and barbecuing. Cheree enjoys reading and times with friends and family. The Shenks serve on the DOVE International Apostolic team. Together they lead the apostolic team for DOVE South Africa where they lived for over 11 years and planted an inner city, multi-ethnic church. They also lead the apostolic team for DOVE Zambia.

Our Elder Team

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.

Bob and Danielle Kreider

Bob and Danielle live in Manheim, 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.

Brian and Janet Sauder

Brian and Janet have over 35 years of experience in leadership of churches, small groups, youth groups, government and business. They currently serve on the International Apostolic Council of DOVE and Brian directs the DOVE International Training Schools. Janet's years of ministry include outreach to children and youth. In addition to serving with Brian and traveling with him, Janet works part time as a surgical technologist.

Brian and Janet have five children and have been married for 32 years. They have discovered that in the busyness of life; a good cup of coffee, a round of golf, a fun movie or a book to read go a long way towards relaxing and refreshing the soul.

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. She also works as a home health care aide. As a family, they enjoy playing sports, family movie nights, 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.
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