Hunter Hess, (email@example.com) Lead Pastor: Born and raised in Lancaster county, we are home from a 9 year calling in Souderton, Pa. The family and I loved our time at Zion Mennonite church, but we are very happy to be home. Grace, my lovely wife, and I have three unique children. Livvie loves to read and write. Aiden loves cars. The faster the better. Taylor is a Disney Princess aficionado and loves doing cartwheels in our bedroom. I graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2005 and from Fuller Theological in 2013. I am passionate about creating a church atmosphere where all ages can participate in meeting God. It is important to me to serve a congregation where all age groups would feel comfortable and safe exploring and growing in their relationship with Jesus. Beyond my love for all things theological, I enjoy exercise, trips to the mountains, and simply being with the family.
Dwight Rohrer, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries joined the staff January 1999. He grew up in the Neffsville congregation and had served as a lay advisor in youth ministry. Dwight and his wife Jenny are the parents of four children.
NanaSue Walker (email@example.com), Pastor of Lay Ministries and Young Adults, joined the staff in November 2016. She is a graduate of Eastern University, where she earned her B.A. in Youth Ministries with minors in English and Missions. After pastoring a church, right outside of Philadelphia, for 15 years, her husband Kevin and three energetic boys Andrew, Aaron and Adam were excited to move to Lititz, PA. NanaSue’s HEART is sharing the love of Jesus, her JOY is helping people grow in who they are in Christ, her PASSION is walking with people as they discover the talents God has placed within them and her EXCITEMENT is watching them use those gifts to see “His Kingdom come!”
Morgan Hess, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Director of Music and Worship, joined the staff in August 2016. She is a graduate of Eastern University, where she earned her B.A. in Music with a concentration in piano. A Lancaster native, she grew up in the Neffsville congregation. She also teaches private lessons in piano and strings through Leading Tone Lessons in the Lancaster area. She is particularly passionate about breaking generational, cultural, and stylistic boundaries through worship.
Dani Schaeffer (Dani@neffmc.org) graduated from Messiah College in May of 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She spent a year teaching preschool and is currently working part time as a substitute teacher. Dani grew up in Lancaster attending Neffsville Mennonite Church, and is currently living with her family in Dillsburg, PA. She is passionate about working with children and guiding them in forming a relationship with Jesus. Dani is excited about the prospect of returning to Neffsville Mennonite Church as a member of the staff!
Dean Smith, (email@example.com) Director of Communication, joined the leadership team 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 resides in Lititz with his wife, Deb and their two adult children.
Julie Hess, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Administrative Assistant 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.
Glenn Lehman, (email@example.com) Organist, began serving the congregational March, 2009. He has a master’s degree in church music from Westminster Choir College and has served a variety of churches, directed several choirs in the community, and is the founder of Harmonies.org. Glenn and his wife, Dorcas, live in Leola and enjoy their two young adult, married children.