meet our staff team

  • doug bender

      lead pastor

    Family:

    • Married to Denise, since 1990 - Two terrific daughters, Mikaela & Mackenzie

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2011. Loves developing new leaders and helping people grow in their faith.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys reading, bicycling, camping, walks with Denise, games with family & friends. When not at home or church… can be found at Central Market, any good coffee shop, or playing racquetball.

    Education:

    • B. S. in Management Information Systems from Penn State -- M. Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary -- Beeson Scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary while working on D. Min.

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  • sean muldowney 

      associate pastor

    Family:

    • Married to Jenn, since 2011  -  Daughter Finley

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2015. Finds passion in talking to people about bearing the image of God and owning their identity in Christ. Loves to find creative and meaningful ways to engage non-faith people about who God is.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys reading good theology and great literature over dark coffee, playing pick-up basketball, and rooting for the good sports teams in New York.

    Education:

    • B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut, 2005 -- M. Div. from Alliance Theological Seminary alongside Jenn in 2013.

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  • Ryan Dunlevy

      Community Life pastor

    Family:
    • Married to Jess since 2015
    Ministry:
    • On staff at CR since 2019. Loves to develop leaders and see the church live according to its mission and vision.
    Hobbies:
    • Is constantly watching or playing sports, specifically soccer, basketball, and long distance running. Can also be found reading many books at downtown Lancaster coffee shops with a cup of Earl Grey. Likes going to movies, great TV shows, and learning about anything. 
    Education:
    • Bachelor of Science in Bible with focus in Youth Ministry - Lancaster Bible College 2005
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  • jeff rickabaugh  

      worship pastor

    Family:

    • Married to Karen, since 2001. Two lovely daughters - Abigail and Lillian.

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2000. Passionate about gathered worship and finding ways for people to use their God-given talents.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys time with the family, biking, volleyball, making music, all things A/V, flying kites, and Phillies baseball.

    Education:

    • B. S. in Bible from Lancaster Bible College.

    Work Email:

  • Phillip Allen

      youth pastor

    Family: 
    • Married to Jennifer, since 2006 --Three great kids, Wesley, Jaden & Nella
    Ministry:
    • On staff at CR since 2019. Loves equipping the church to make an eternal difference in the lives of students.
    Hobbies:
    • Enjoys cooking, traveling, photography, graphic design and hosting meals! When not at home or church... can be found at family or friends houses, exploring new and familiar places and chasing after three young children.
    Education:
    • Bachelors of Science in Bible focused on "Christian Life & Ministry" - Lancaster Bible College
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  • cindy rosenberry  

      children's director

    Family:

    • Married to Dave, since 1995 -- Two wonderful kids, Tyler & Jolynn

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2013. Loves helping children learn that their true identity is found only in Christ.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, and riding ATV.

    Education:

    • Graduated from Penn Manor HS.

    Work Email:

  • sarah lenhard  

      early childhood director

    Family:

    • Married to Jeff, since 2016 - Two adventurous kids - Jayde and Camden

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR part-time since 2019. Loves to see children take their first steps in faith and grow in their own unique relationship with their Heavenly Father. Finds joy in listening to the children sing worship songs and hearing their prayers.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys walking trails, listening to music, reading, animals, and brownie sundaes! Loves spending time with family and trips to Chincoteague, VA.

    Education:

    • Graduated from Donegal High School

    Work Email: 

  • miriam sollenberger  

      Executive secretary

    Family:

    • Married to Charles since 1972. Three children (Dwayne, Laveena, Lynette) and nine grandkids.

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 1988 - also serves on the Welcome Team, 55+ Team and with CR KIDS.

    Hobbies:

    • Loves spending time with family, playing games, and water skiing.

    Education:

    • Graduated from Maryland Medical Secretarial School.

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  • glo shirk 

      secretary

    Family:

    • Married to John, since 1988 - Has two sons, Ryan and Austin

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2004 - also serves in Student Ministry.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys baking, crocheting, reading, and games. You can usually find flavored coffee and chocolate somewhere in her daily routine. Loves to spend time with family and friends.

    Education:

    • Graduated from Lancaster Mennonite HS.

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