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John B Lawley
Lead Pastor

John and his wife, Ashley, have been married since 2008. They are blessed with four daughters. John was born and raised near Harrisburg, PA. John is the fourth of five children and grew up with two wonderful parents.

John’s testimony- although John attended a CMA church during his childhood and adolescence, he did not truly know and follow Jesus until he turned seventeen. God used a friend's sudden passing to point John towards His Kingdom and his need for Jesus' extended grace. In the middle of all that, in the middle of all those doubts, in the middle of all those intellectual barriers, Jesus rescued John and captivated his heart, and he just immediately fell in love with Jesus. He has passionately desired to learn more about Jesus and follow His will for his life ever since.

John received his bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministries from Toccoa Falls College. Shortly after graduating, John and Ashley married. John’s first ministry job was as a youth pastor in the Mechanicsburg, PA area. A couple of years later, John accepted a youth pastor position in Chester County, PA. Over the next 12 years, John also served in that church as the Next Generation Pastor and then as an Executive Pastor. John also went back to school and received a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty University. Following the Lord’s timing and leading, in the summer of 2022, John became Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Church.

John’s hope for Emmanuel Church is that we would be a family of believers who seek to restore the brokenness around us with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He prays that we would steward the bride of Christ while building His Kingdom.

Meet the Team

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Luke Breeze
Pastor

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Kamin Sealey
Student Coordinator

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Jake Lamm
Worship

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Alex Hale
Kids Lead

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Amanda Gindlesperger
Bookkeeper

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Rachel Gironda
Babes & Tots Coordinator

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Brent Schmidt
Facility Lead

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Kristen Lloyd
Worship Coordinator

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Mark Smith
Facility

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Jeannie Smithbower
Ministry Coordinator

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Angie Rager
Preschool Coordinator

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Sherry Hillman
Visitation Coordinator

Elders & Deacons

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Randy Hutzler
Elder Chair

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Adam Gerasimek
 Deacon Secretary

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Malcolm McDannell
 Deacon

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Frank Mele
Elder

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Billy Blough
 Deacon

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Rich Rohde
 Deacon

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Dave Spear
Elder

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Jamie Keilman
 Deacon

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Roger Birkhimer
 Deacon

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Scott Brunnet
Elder

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Jim Hale
 Deacon

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Tim Wedding
 Deacon

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Tom Tiffany
 Deacon Chair

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Larry Crespo
 Deacon

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Wayne Holsinger
 Deacon

Deaconess

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Laurie Ritchey
 Deaconess Chair

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Donna Vickroy
 Deaconess

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Melanie Beckner
 Deaconess

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Angie St Clair
 Deaconess

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Ellen Doyle
 Deaconess

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Patty Valentine
 Deaconess

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Barbara George
 Deaconess

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Fran East
 Deaconess

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Connie Rickabaugh
 Deaconess

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Kathy Danel
 Deaconess

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Debbie McCool
 Deaconess

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Kylee Doyle
 Deaconess