The SVPS staff and board is a dedicated team of fun people who love Jesus and life. They passionately serve local families, as well as the Church, Christian leaders, and believers in our region and throughout the nation.
Barry is a Buckeye, and previously served as a United States Army officer. He graduated from Malone University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and practices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He loves being with his wife, Olivia, and kids, Isaac and Scarlett, serving his church, hiking trails, reading books, and leading battlefield tours at Gettysburg. He has served on our board since 2009.
Board Vice Chairman
Brian and his wife Lucinda have been blessed with five children on this side of eternity. They live in the Ephrata area and serve as leaders of the Bible Quiz ministry at Ephrata Community Church. Brian is a financial advisor and owner of Pathway Financial Services. He joined SVPS as a board member in 2012.
Deb joined the board in 2013, excited to embrace our commitment to the sacredness of life and emphasis on partnering with churches to carry out the mission of God. After 13 years as a Lancaster Bible College professor, Deb returned to full-time church ministry as a Director of Spiritual Formation. For fun, she and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants and renovating their 140-year-old home.
Janae is married to Rodney and loves being able to stay at home full time to care for their three young children. Previously, she worked in the social work field. When she is not frequenting local parks, the library, or Dutch Wonderland with her kids, she enjoys meeting with friends for coffee, spending time in her flowerbeds, and decorating their old stone farmhouse that Rodney is restoring.
Rodney is a Physician Assistant, practicing primarily in urgent care medicine. He also provides mental health care at Water Street Rescue Mission, and previously served on staff with Gateway House of Prayer. He and his wife Janae serve on the board together. They and their growing family reside in Ephrata.
Suzanne is an Elizabethtown College graduate. She and her husband have four children and six grandchildren, whom she loves to spend time with! Suzanne attends Calvary Church where she has the opportunity to co-lead Surrendering the Secret post-abortive ministry. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys watercolor painting, teaching art classes in her home, drawing, gardening, reading, and of course, eating chocolate!