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 - Penn State, 1992
    • M.Div. - Alliance Theological Seminary, 1995
    • Beeson Scholar - Asbury Theological Seminary while working on D.Min., 2005

    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:
    • B.S. in Bible, focus on Christian Life & Ministry - Lancaster Bible College, 2012
    Email:
  • 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:
    • B.S. in Bible, focus in Youth Ministry - Lancaster Bible College, 2005
    Email:
  • George eby

       Youth & worship pastor - maytown

    Family:

    • Married to Alexa, since 2015

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2019, part-time. Loves leading others in meaningful worship and discipling teens as they learn how loved and valued the are in the kingdom of God.

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys listening to and writing music, anything superheroes, and watching movies.

    Education:

    • Graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School

    Email:

  • Dawn groff

        Campus Pastor - maytown

    Family:

    • Married to Steve, since 1988 - Two incredible adult children married to two equally incredible spouses

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2019, part-time. Loves building new relationships and growing old ones! Seeing people find their identity first in Christ is a huge win!

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys all things chocolate, lunches with friends, spending time outdoors in any season other than winter, watching movies, playing games, and shopping. When not at home or at church... can be found walking to Central Market, reading, or gardening.

    Education:

    • Pastor's License, 2009 and Ordination, 2015 through the Brethren in Christ Church

    Email:

  • sarah lenhard  

      early childhood director

    Family:

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

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2019, part-time. 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

    Email: 

  • sean muldowney 

      associate pastor

    Family:

    • Married to Jenn, since 2011 - One 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 - University of Connecticut, 2005
    • M.Div - Alliance Theological Seminary, alongside Jenn in 2013

    Email:  

  • jeff rickabaugh  

      worship pastor

    Family:

    • Married to Karen, since 2001 - Two lovely daughters, Abigail & Lilly

    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 - Lancaster Bible College, 2000

    Email:

  • cindy rosenberry  

      children's director

    Family:

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

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2013, part-time. 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 High School

    Email:

  • glo shirk 

      secretary

    Family:

    • Married to John, since 1988 - Two creative young adult sons, Ryan & Austin

    Ministry:

    • On staff at CR since 2004, part-time - also serves in Student Ministry

    Hobbies:

    • Enjoys baking, trying new recipes, reading, playing games, and riding bike. You can usually find dark chocolate and flavored coffee somewhere in her daily routine. Loves to spend time with family and friends.

    Education:

    • Graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School

    Email:

  • miriam sollenberger  

      Executive secretary

    Family:

    • Married to Charles, since 1972 - Three children, Dwayne, Laveena, Lynette and seven grand-kids

    Ministry:

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

    Hobbies:

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

    Education:

    • Graduated from Maryland Medical Secretarial School

    Email:

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